As soon as it gets cold I have the overwhelming desire to get down to the wool shop. Yep, winter’s coming, and over here it’s warm and sunny during the day, but moerse (very) cold at night. Our homes aren’t designed for winter, there are holes everywhere for the animals to go in and out, so the only thing to do is wrap up warm and knit. That’s if I can keep the creatures off the knitting and stop them chewing and chasing the wool.This is a sorta blanket, it’s an experiment, so I’m using cheap wool, which is probably a mistake, considering how long it takes, but never mind. I’m planning on embellishing it with crochet flowers, but now it’s too wide and I have to add some length, so I’m doing four more panels in moss stitch.
Lessons learned :
Don’t use cheap wool (except for experiments)
You can’t get pure wool in South Africa, home of millions of sheep, only blends of wool and acrylic
Alpaca wool is great and the animals are cute as all hell
Try not to knit any of your hair into your piece
Moss stitch is a pain, and takes a long time