I’ve cast on my knitting for The Maze.I’m using some donated acrylic/polyester in a lilac,pale blue & grey with black thread through it.
I’m using my biggest wooden needles but am after some even bigger ones.
Starting to cast on for the maze reminded me of a mini stone circle that i saw in the Goodmayes hospital grounds recently when i attended a carers ref group meeting…………i saw it & wanted to do some yarn bombing.
The other photos show my journal which i really need to do.I was so exhausted a few weeks back that i couldn’t do it & then just couldn’t feel up to it…it felt like a failure & was up to me to shift that feeling.It’s still there a bit but i have cut myself some slack….i was exhausted/ill/a carer & i managed to knit so something in this project had to give.I’ve decided that those weeks will have “exhausted ” written throughout that section.
I wanted this whole year to be an honest account of my life & it wouldn’t be true to that if i “caught up ” with keeping the journal when in reality my life was so tough that i wasn’t up to writing or sticking yarn into a journal.
Doing this project came about as i discovered that others all over the world were doing it …i thought “hey, i can do that “.It has been something to keep me going & enabled me to feel connected to others via the effort involved in knitting a whole year………… a vital connection to the world outside of how tough times have been for me here.
Without that connection & interaction with other knit a year people my life would be the poorer.