Just when you thought you found another quilting blog, this happens!
I am a huge fan of a blog called Quilting with the Past. I do not know Lucy, but you know how it is when you read some one's blog all the time, you feel like you could be friends if you ever met. Well, anyway, she was knitting these Christmas Balls from a book by Arne and Carlos and I thought they were so cute. Then, on my last visit to our local library, a display of Christmas books caught my eye. And, then what to my wandering eyes should appear? Why, the very book 55 Christmas Balls to Knit.
It was fate. I had to try one. Now, here is the thing, my knitting isn't the greatest. I am a quilter. But, once in awhile I like to knit dishcloths or a semi-circular shawl or something very easy. These balls required knitting off of 4 double pointed needles and knitting with two colors - neither of those things have I done before. But, as you can see I managed to slog through one. It has issues. Sigh. I am off to the local
quilt knit shop (had to come back and edit that) for some pointers. That is where I bought my yarn and needles, but they didn't have the proper yarn and I am really not that happy with the size of the finished ball. Think I need to order the proper yarn and needles. Wish me luck.
Till next time....