Monday, June 4, 2012
I envy those people who can tat on a roadtrip. There's no way I can do that. Plain knitting is the most I can manage. I cast on stitches for a jersey for my husband before we left home and knitted the rib, on a circular needle. Then I could just knit round and round, keeping my eyes on the road, when I wasn't taking a turn at driving. In Bulawayo I didn't have the home distractions of cooking, cleaning, computer etc, so I could get a lot of knitting done. It was wonderful to sit in a beautiful, sunny garden, listening to the Heuglin's Robins and knitting. I knitted in the round to the armholes, then back and forth for the back and front. I picked up stitches round the armholes and used the magic loop method to knit the sleeves. Thanks to tips from Jesse of Jezze Prints I managed to avoid a ladder-look, though I had to learn a balance between avoiding ladders and having end stitches so tight that they wouldn't move along. I have a bit more to do on the second sleeve and then the neck to neaten.