So yesterday was a trip to Simply knitting in Bath, as usual Elly anD I had a great time, met all the crew, and had lots and lots of fun. They are all such dedicated knitters, that its a pleasure to take a visit there.
And to add to the wonderful day I had, I went to the dentist in the morning for the first time in 8 years. I know thats shocking isn't it?! Elly went so I thought I would book in for a checkup. Turns out I have perfect teeth, no fillings needed, no signs of anything bad, and the dentist was gobsmacked that I had got to 30 withoout any fillings, I did feel just a little bit smug it has to be said, hehehehehe.
My mum sent me a text reminding me what a fantastic mother she was, by limiting my sugar to a weekly ritual of letting me have 1/4 of a mars bar on a sunday afternoon when I was a child. And I remember the dentist saying to my mother that I shouldn't have things like sweets, and even tomato sauce was a no no because it had sugar in, I remember wanting to lamp the damned dentist for saying that, it was about the sweetest thing I was allowed!!!!! Anyway here I am fillingless :-)
So it really is the week of self striping, I was dyeing to test out my sock yarn so I cast on and haven't stopped knitting since, the effect wasn't exactly as I had planned, but I now realise that I may have discovered a little secret method completely by accident that makes the most uncredible effects when knitted up, BUT I NEED people to knit their yarn up now to see if it similar in the other this I am knitting, I really really hope it is. I am going to call this particular yarn Echo, because the effect is so gorgeous, I will then adjust it slightly for more sequential stripes (it does knit sequantially if you knit it with 2 needles), but slightly differently on 4.
So if you knit up some of the self striping yarn, all I want to see is one sock, or 3/4 of one, in a photo then I will give you a £5 gift voucher of your next purchase from the shop, how about that?
Here is my sock un the lavendar colourway:
So the colour changes in graduations, its amazing, I really really wish you could see it in real life, the blue stripes are starting to come back now, I can't stop knitting, its to exciting! Elly was gogsmacked which is a really good sign, but I need to know if its a fluke, or wether I am a genius! I know we'll have a self striping knit along!!! Who wants to join me? Starting today, comeon Claire, I know you will!
tata for now.