After years of
nagging cajoling suggesting that I teach my (not so) little brother to knit, yesterday this happened:
Not bad, huh! Until 17:45 on Friday, he had never picked up a pair of needles in his life. I’m doubly proud because he has dyspraxia, which means he has difficulty with fine motor control and he is clumsy. I taught him continental, because I thought that having permanent hold of the needles would be best for him. I also taught him “in, round, through, off” to help him remember where he was up to.
I started him off on ten stitches, and he’s only managed to lose one so far (he actually knit two together!) so I think he’s doing really well. UPDATE: he’s now on 11 stitches! Genius!
And yes, ladies, he is straight and single!
Cigar Gloves #1:
Not much blog-worthy progress here, but I am nearly done with ball number 9. I seem to be getting about 8 cm/3.25 inches per ball (over about 200 stitches per row) which means with 6 balls left, I should get about 48 cm/20 inches more. That means a finished length of … whoooh … 65 cm (that’s around 26″). I had a look at the Berroco pattern library and that length seems to be about right for a hip-ish-length cardigan. I suspect it will sag slightly because the yarn is a cotton/acrylic mix and therefore doesn’t have much elastic memory.
I’ll see you the other side of the weekend with (I hope) my first pair of finished Cigar Gloves.