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- Published: 01 March 2015 01 March 2015
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Its the first day of March and large snowflakes are fluttering past the window. I was thinking the other day that I might start knitting a summer jumper, but looking out of the window today, it could be a new pair of gloves.
Here is a photograph of my daughter in her new hat which I'm assured is very comfortable. Its knitted in 100% Peruvian wool brought by a friend from the USA.
Its knitted from a pattern featured in a People's Friend magazine. The colours in the magazine were green and 2 shades of yellow with an ecru crown. I changed the colours to the purple and lilacs shown. My daughters favourite colours.
In the past, I've had problems with my fingers and hands aching when I've been knitting. A few years ago, I bought a magazine which had a pair of bamboo needles on the front. I tried using them and my hands were fine. I now always knit with bamboo needles. I've also found that knitting with natural fibre yarns is easier. The wool yarn slips more easily on the needles and knitting is more pleasurable.
Last week, I was thinking of starting to knit a lacy jumper in cotton yarn. As the snow covers the ground outside, I'm no so sure.