Thursday, 22 October 2009

Off we go again..........

RE-started the Sanquhar gloves, this time in traditional blacka nd white, on the new 1.5 mm very thin, very bendy needles!

Very fine, this time, progrees will be slower, but interesting and unputdownable again already!

Friday, 16 October 2009

They're arrived.............

........... and they're scarily small and thin!! LOL. I've knitted on improvised very thin needles in teh past, but enver on a set of "proper" ones before. They should hopefully produce a Sanquhar glove of more manageable size, time will tell, but I hope to get a start this afternoon.

My other Sanquhar patterns, published by the redoubtable SWRI arrived yesterday morning, via a kind Ravelry member. I'm really looking forward to adapting some of the patterns for modern knitting, as well as making samples up in more traditional colours.
I started a Sanquhar group on Ravelry, which is proving quite popular.

Thursday, 15 October 2009


I've taken the advice of Lancashire Knitter and ordered some 1.5mm needles this morning. My challenge is to get back to where I was with this first attempt by the end of the weekend. :) HHHhhhhmmmmmmmmm lol

Monday, 12 October 2009

Reached the fingers.............

Progress is good, but they are turning out very large! This is due to not doing them on size 16 needles, and not having access to the original weight of wool. No matter, it's an interesting exercise, and OH pointed out I can wear them as overglvoes, over another pair. Not that it gets anywhere near cold enough down here in the balmy south, but it's a thought!

Monday, 5 October 2009


I've got to the not-wanting-to-put-it-down stage with this project LOL