Monday, 28 May 2007

Birth Announcement!

That's right, rug#1 has been born. It still has a lot of growing to do, but I'm sure with all the nurturing in this knitting group it will grow up beautiful and warm! My fingers are too sticky to knit tonight after covering our little notebook, but I've done my first bit, so that's okay. The rug will be meeting it's new foster mum (aka knitter!) Helena on Wednesday evening when we plan to have a knitter's supper to hand-over. I am really looking forward to the hand-over as I get to meet up with Helena, and munch on homemade apple pie while we mull over patterns and show off our projects.

It took just over 50gms wool to get the required 7cm. I did the majority in a parallellagram knit/purl pattern so I didn't get lost in so many stitches as I haven't worked with rows that long before, and then finished with a few garter stitch stripes to get the extra distance with some left over yarn.

So the rug is officially on the way! Happy knitting!!


Kylie said...

Oh Wow - Congratulations Joy - it is almost on the road - must be a good feeling to get it off! Looks great by the way!

Rose Red said...

Yay! How good to be started, that's great!

belle said...

Hello Joy and all the 'rowers...I'm a bit slow to check in, had trouble getting blogger to let me in.

It's exciting to see the rug is begun! Looking good.

Please add my name to the list for rug#2 Joy. And I'm happy to send stamps as well, good idea.

I'm wondering where the NSW and Qland knitters are.... thinking whether we're close enough to get together for a handover.

I'm in Kingscliff, northern NSW, but pretty close to the Qld border, and a couple of hours to would be fun to be able to meet.

Sometimes Unwilling Guru said...

Im also willing to take part in Rug 2 but will email you as well.I think I may have done so but make contact just incase! So looking forward to this!

Lynne said...

Yay team! here we go, here we go, here we go!

Congrats Joy, looking forward to seeing the travels of this little rug!