Wednesday 18 May 2011

Bit too small

knitted rag rug v1I've not been working hard on the knitting, but it seemed to be going along alright. The patterns and colours are blending nicely, and the texture of the knit feels great. Then I took a look at where I'm planning to put the rug, and it's just a bit too small. Those are my P's boots in the picture, to give a sense of scale. After a bit of thinking, I've decided to unravel it and start again, but cast on 1.5 to 2 times as many stitches to start with, something closer to 50 stitches than 25. I'm not in a rush.

I've also been slowed down in the knitting by reading "After Dark" by Haruki Murakami. I just picked it up at the library because I liked the cover, but it's a great read. I was a bit, I think the term is nonplussed, though that is exaggerating, to discover Mr Murakami is such a popular and influential author, as I honestly hadn't a clue about his work. I liked the book so much that I rationed it, forcing myself to only read it for a little while at a time, to make it last longer.