Monday, November 06, 2006

Friday, November 03, 2006

Moebius Class!!!

I signed up for a knitting class to knit a moebius!!! All I need is yarn and a size 10.5 47" long Addi turbo knitting needles. I had no idea what I would be making but Marilyn assured me it would be fun and I should join her. First off we knitted a swatch with our yarn and got our gauge. We then measured each other across our shoulders. We gave the numbers to Kate and she calculated for us our number of stitches to cast on. I then cast on my 120 stitches in the new to me, provincial cast on with the needles looped around in a circle. I knitted round and round changing my colors randomly. I changed direction of my circular knitting as well, so that I would have the knit and purl sides reversing itself randomly. You can also knit bobbles and dingles ( a cast on and bind off "little finger" thingy) randomly since there is no right side or wrong side to a moebius. Sounds confusing but you got to try a moebius to underdstand some of this craziness. Knitting a moebius is interesting, fun and challenging for the first time.