Friday, January 05, 2007

The Mobius I could Handle



I couldn't attempt anything the least bit tricky or new lately. I just needed safe, easy knitting. Anyone who reads this blog, knows that I am not the technical knitter in the family. Thank goodness for Al. :)

So this is the Mobius I made by knitting a strip, twisting it and having Al finish the one measley seam this requires. I used a loop mohair from Knit Together in My Mother's Womb Lynne's swap, and another complimentary fingering weight. This gave it a soft fuzziness that makes trying to find the seam, pretty tricky.

It is nice to wear on these useasonably warm Chicago days. When the wind picks up I just pull it to the top of my head. Someday I'll learn to make the Mobius the intended way. For now, I just needed to keep knitting. What's up next? Another simple simple knit. Embarassingly simple. Comfort knitting, for me.
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9 comments:

Beth said...

I've never done the mobius cast on - it just seems to fiddly for me. Doing it your way is just fine. :)

Karen said...

I think it's very beautiful . . . and that's all that matters. Heck, who ever said knitting has to be challenging or hard? All it has to be is fun. I hope you are okay, and that the knitting is helping see you through whatever you've been up against. My thoughts are with you.

Jane said...

Very pretty! And I believe the way you achieved mobius is the real way, no matter what some knit designer thinks.

Birdsong said...

So pretty! The colors are very flattering.

Pat K said...

You look like you're ready for any old blizzard now!

Elizabeth said...

Love the mobius, Kathy. Everyone needs a little comfort kniting every once in a while. Yours turned out very lovely indeed.

Lynne said...

It is just beautiful, Kathy B! I 'm so glad you found the perfect use for that yarn! Well done.

Irisheyes Lynn said...

It's beautiful, Kath! I love the colors. We all need simplicity and comfort sometimes.

Dorothy said...

That's beautiful! And I don't think you should feel bad at all. If I remember correctly - isn't that the way Elizabeth Zimmerman did hers? She didn't use the Moebius cast on ala Cat Bhordi! Whatever works, it still ad Moebius and a darn good looking one at that!
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