Casting on a scarf of doom… on

So , i read all about the “scarf of doom ” & am now casting on a scarf of doom .These words from Deadly Knitshade

“It doesn’t matter how you knit, or what you knit, or where you knit it. You’re fantabulous because you are a creator. Be proud of everything you knit, because, no matter what you end up with, the fact is that you created it with your own two hands and it’s bloody marvellous that you did.”

I truly believe in the above.I believe that knitting has kept me going when there was nothing else, it makes me smile when sometimes there is nothing to smile about,i love being able to create something no matter what else is going on in my life.

I learnt to knit when i had 2 major operations  ( after 2 other ops the preceding years ) in a year & became a carer ! Knitting has literally kept me going.

We all have our own journeys to embark on but i know that knitting will always be along for mine.

happy knitting everyone whatever you choose to knit.

Have a look at these two lovely blogs


The exhibition is up

Yesterday afternoon a friend helped me to put up the knitayear exhibition.With the assistance of the Slate volunteers it is looking fab !

The exhibition is in the windows of the council & next to the library in Leytonstone, East London .

The windows have boards which slot into place, so each board has to be placed individually.I had a rough idea & had practised laying it all out on my living room floor but i didn’t know if the boards would hold the weight of the journals so we had an experiment on the day.I’m pleased to report that the use of fishing line, knots & banging in of nails they are up & looking great !

The exhibition has the year of knitting pinned up, the journals, photos ,,extract from the blog, balls of upcycled yarn & knitting needles hanging.

In the final  window are an excellent poster designed by Veronica Lindsay-Addy.which is promoting the carers group we are launching in 2 weeks !

I’m going back today to take photos so will post them later.

now to get the shopping & domestic chores out the way & then relax………………

More thoughts on the knitayear

I’m feeling positive about how the next stage of the project is taking shape.I have a great potential space to really put into practice what I believe are the benefits of the project.
I’ve been able to see clearly what I achived with the year …….. as well as being a carer , single parent,involved with carer support & being on the nhs carers reference group I have engaged with community groups & knitters from all over London & further away ( including Canada & America ) completed a whole 24.5 feet of knitayear piece, exhibited in 2 art trails  & I’m so pleased with the whole experience.
Onwards ………..

Afternoon at The Hub


I’ve had a nice visit to The Hub,Canning Town.plans to exhibit the Knitayear are underway & other ideas….. more on the other ideas soon.its exciting & community involved…….. watch this space.

Meanwhile I’ve been knitting as much as possible for the local craft stall I’m sharing with a friend,hope to raise funds for the carers group.

video knitting last day of the year & almost cast off

This is a video of me knitting the final day of the year,The whole year is hung up in the library for the E17 Art Trail & was lowered for me to stand & knit the last sections.I cast off all but the last 2 stitches, which i saved to knit at the talk.

I knitted using recycled sari yarn…the same yarn that i started the year with.

Art trail preview today….hanging up the knitayear in the library

All go here ….. today will be getting the fishing line through the piece, my partner hanging the piece up in the library,printing ,laminating,knitting todays section,videoing the piece,blogging.preview is at Walthamstow Library at 6 p.m tonight.
Photos during the day…….off to get started.