I’ve started knitting on the scarf of doom.so far there is a block of pink,black sparkly & turquoise.
Whilst knitting I’ve been thinking about whether to keep it or gift it..
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
I’ve had such a lot on the last few weeks,mostly packing 80% of everything ready for a move only to have it fall through, then unpacking items needed & then getting a new house exchange ( even better than the 1st ) & now waiting for a new date & still living in the midst of boxes ! SO today it was a perfect winter day to get out .I took myself ,daughter & friend on buses around the new area ,onto Indian Veg for curry,checked out the new CLR James library at Dalston ( very impressed ) caught a number 4bus to waterloo for a breezy walk along the Thames.
It was lovely.
Over the millennium bridge to st.pauls , after a quick look in the Tate (&pleasant fair-trade Soya cappuccino) to the university & library at the occupy camp.2buses later & home in the warm to knit.
The lace (simple 4 row repeat )scarf has used 1ball as required by pattern but DD now wants me to increase the length by another ball, at this rate it will be finished by August !
I’ll be having a look at the exhibition tomorrow….do comment if you’ve seen it,thanks.
So i’m getting a bit of knitting done as i’m spending more than usual time at home due to chest infection.
I’m moving house soon so am surrounded by boxes , it’s a case of knit a few pattern repeats , pack a box , knit , suddenly remember another bit of sorting/recycling/cleaning/organising etc that needs doing , see to that, knit, knit
i will post photos of the lacy scarf & the pleased recipient as soon as i’ve finished….about 6 more weeks at this rate….
it is being made in a beautiful smoky grey with pale lilac flecks , in Frog Tree organic Alpaca,colour 906.
The pattern came from a magazine that i was given ( Katina Killey, knit today,Jan 2011 )
Cast on 24 stitches
K1,yf,k2tog,repeat until last st , K1
k2,yf,k2tog to end of row
Photos taken with my mobile the night the exhibition went up .they are reflecting me taking photos whilst reflecting on the year & the exhibition !
I’ve been unable to get back to take photos since it went up due to a nasty cold & chest infection & now the snow & ice are here !
I have to go out today & I’m not keen on the icy conditions, much rather stay in and knit …. on the needles at the moment a 4row pattern repeat lacy scarf for my daughter.
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………………
Very busy & tired.am wanting more experimentation with different types of yarns so have used some plastic yarn from the corner shop.
I’ts the evening & I’m still knitting in the yarns that people chose at the library & adding the name tags.thanks to everyone that took part & donated yarns .I’geo also been given some felting pieced so that will make something interesting to knit with.
The photos show the length that was knitted at the library, it is several colours as chosen by people but has just 1 tail for that day.the tags have peoples names on.yesterday I knitted using the last brown/cream from sue ay knit nottingham,this morning i used some donated mint green acrylic.
I’m looking forward to meeting people on the art trail walk, do bring me something to knit with or choose a yarn from my bag of yarns & get your own name tag on the piece.
For anybody taking part in the trail quiz I can tell you that the yarn Ian choosing to knit with tomorrow is a red acrylic with silvery bits in.
Feet.up time now after a very busy day.