It has been a while since I did any work on this sweater as I have barely picked it up since Christmas, but this weekend I decided that I would accompany some recent spinning with a little simple knitting, and I realised that I was […]
It’s been nearly a month since I last sat down to write a blog post, and that last time that I did I was struggling to find the energy and inspiration to write, and that had followed the fact that I was too tired to […]
Mr Awesome’s jumper has moved past the rows and rows of ribbing and onto something somewhat more satisfying as I have reached the main body of the knit. The pattern is written to be knit back and forth with the front and back sections of the sweater knit separately, but life is too short for needless purling, so I have decided to knit the sweater in the round.
The pattern is also and old style line by line written pattern with no chart, so I spent a few minutes in front of Adobe Illustrator drawing up a chart for the cable sections so that I can read the patterning at a glance – far better for TV knitting as I don’t have to scan along the lines of the pattern.
The knitting has sped up somewhat now, with stretches of stockinette that break for the cable panels, adding just enough interest to the knitting process to stop it from being boring.
I also have another project in progress, for which my working material is one coral coloured Polarvide blanket/throw from Ikea, which I purchased for the grand sum of £3. I know that I have said it before on this blog, but I really do think that these throws are the best source for cheap fleece fabric. I can’t think of anywhere else it might be possible to buy a 170x130cm (67×39″) length of fleece fabric.
Anyway, I picked up a couple of these fleece blankets in different shades to have a play with and have started a new project with one of them. It’s only in the first stages of being formed, but I’m already hopeful that it will turn out quite charming.
I’d be quite surprised if anyone could guess what this is at this stage, and I’m not entirely sure it looks as I expected quite yet, but we’ll see…
Whilst knitting myself a sweater I promised Mr Awesome that once I had completed the knitting, blocking and making up of the project we could, if he ever fancied, perhaps look at a pattern for a sweater for him. I said this quite tentatively as […]
Do you ever go through a period where you just don’t fancy picking up your favourite pastime, hobby or craft, even though it is usually one of the things that gives you the most joy, or is one of the most fulfilling ways to spend your spare time?
I know that I have been through this a number of times, most notably when I suffered some difficulties in my past that found me very depressed and homeless, which took me a long while to get over. In fact, I don’t know if I would have knit again if it weren’t for the love and kindness of people who encouraged me, sent me needles and yarn when I lost all of my possessions and reminded me that I was still important.