Welcome to the blog Knit a year in my life & other adventures .
The blog started as a way to keep a record of a year in my life.It tells the story of my day to day life as a mother, carer, new knitter living in east london.It also follows the progress of my year of knitting in a continuous piece…………..
.I knitted a year..literally.
I cast on 15 stitches of yarn & then knitted a minimum of 2 rows every day for a year.Each day i choose a piece of yarn that i was drawn to & knitted.
All of the yarn used was recycled, upcycled, charity shop,freecycled , gifted to me or found/reused fabric or anything that i thought i could knit with !
Alongside this i kept a set of 4 journals with a piece of the yarn & some thoughts for each day & posted here to record progress.The final piece of knitting become a hanging with a strand with some days having objects attached to represent each of the 365 days & was displayed in Walthamstow Central Library as part of the E17 Art Trail.
My inspiration for the project came from reading about the artist Beth Barlow who had created her own knit a year project, this project has now gone global & many people have been inspired to create their own knit a year projects , each as different as the individuals involved.