catch up days 8 , 9 & 10

So day 8 was knitted in Nottingham , the yarn was chosen by a young knitting friend Jess & is a light blue cotton yarn that i got from freecycle.

Photo showing day 8 completed.

Next day 9

Day 9 yarn was chosen by Alice another young arty friend , it is a very squishy acrylic with pink, lilac & purple bits & is so soft.

This was knitted n a train home from Nottingham after a very busy day at Headstock Festival making kites with children.

http://www.headstock.com

It was great to get out & do something creative & share the space with  a samba drum workshop during the morning, even had a go myself which was good fun.

So day 10 is another of Dee from Nottinghams upcycled yarn, a 3ply blue,green & black with multicoloured slubs in it.

(slub [slʌb]
n
1. (Clothing, Personal Arts & Crafts / Textiles) a lump in yarn or fabric, often made intentionally to give a knobbly effect
2. (Clothing, Personal Arts & Crafts / Textiles) a loosely twisted roll of fibre prepared for spinning
vb slubs, slubbing, slubbed
(Clothing, Personal Arts & Crafts / Textiles) (tr) to draw out and twist (a sliver of fibre) preparatory to spinning
adj
(Clothing, Personal Arts & Crafts / Textiles) (of material) having an irregular appearance
[of unknown origin]

Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003 )

Day 10

I really enjoyed knitting with this yarn & actually carried on knitting with it this morning & had to be really disciplined not to finish the remains of the ball as i want to save some for later in the project.It is such lovely yarn.The colours are vibrant & the yarn is so textured i just love how it knits up & looks.

So it’s been a very busy & at times stressful few days & on 1 day i certainly didn’t feel at all up to knitting or blogging but somehow have managed to do so.I think that this project will become an activity that no matter what else goes on i can & will knit each day.

I was asked to give a talk to the W.I , great stuff, can i exchange a talk for jam ?  best get my bartering skills honed.

Right now tho i’m off for a well earnt cuppa & a poke in the yarn stash

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