Into the Way Back Machine
We went to an antique store the other day, and I found this vintage knitting book from the 1970s.
It's pretty cool, some of the stuff is dated, but there are some nice articles on basic design and fitting, and some stitch patterns (with samples in colour) and tips on crochet and embroidery. I'm kind of excited to have this good basic reference, especially with crochet, which I am still not good at. There is this beautiful crochet stitch called Solomon stitch, which is a sort of lacey flowery thing, and I don't quite get the explanation from reading it, but I want to try and figure it out. There is a gorgeous shawl in that in the book. There is also a very cool crocheted Fay Wray sort of hat.
I needed to make a blanket square for a group project, so I tried out one of the knitting stitch patterns. This one is called Travelling Rib, I really like it, It uses a stitch I never heard before, TwR (knit into the front of the second stitch on the needle, knit into the front of the first, slide both off), paired with TwL (knit into the back of the second stitch on the needle, knit into the front of the first, slide both off.) Excuse the low light image, but I like the pattern it makes.
The square is knit in Red Heart Super Saver acrylic. Garniğ er rosalega hræğilegt. Şetta var ekki mín hugmynd. Şegar ég hreinsaği şağ, var şağ jafn gróft og áğur. Teppiğ er fyrir ungbarn. Oj oj oj oj!