I mainly knit accessories. This is because:
1. Although I love the process of knitting I don’t have the patience for bigger projects
2. I’m nervous of spending lots of time and money on something that doesn’t fit
3. I can wear accessories in the UK for pretty much all the year
4. I can knit lightweight accessories all year round in the UK without overheating
5. I feel a bit naked without a scarf around my neck!
I made my first lace scarf in January 2010. A really good pattern for a beginner, it is from p/hop, and I really enjoyed making it. (Do have a read about p/hop if you’ve not heard about it. Its a brilliant knitting/msf charity.) since then I have made quite a few others but my Trinity is the one that I wear the most. It is made in Meriono/silk from Violet Green that my little sister bought for my Christmas 2009. I always ask for yarn for Christmas but rarely get any so this was a lovely surprise and a great colour choice.
My plans for neckwear in the near future are to explore the wonderful world of Stephen West. I think that some of my handspan might work well for his multicoloured designs. I’d also like to add something in a more lightweight yarn to my wardrobe for the summer maybe in cotton, linen or bamboo. Right, I’m off to explore my stash then!
Thank you for all the lovely comments this week. The Knitting and Crochet Blog Week has been a revelation to me and I’m so pleased to be taking part.
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Rowan Number 51 has arrived! 12/366
I’m certainly more of an autumn/winter girl than a spring/summer one but there’s some great projects in this one.
North Greenwich 13/366
I went to watch the International Trampoline Competition at the North Greenwich Arena today – had a brilliant time! I took loads of photos of the bouncing but this picture as I was leaving was the best.
Past their best bananas 14/366
Not the best looking bananas but I like the contrast between the colours.
New fabric 15/366
New fabric for my next project.
My lovely little wooden red birdy.
B is for… 17/366
Chocolate All-Bran 18/366
C is for… 19/366
Chilli cocktail 20/366
Chris’ work leaving do.
Cruella de Vil 21/366
Prep for my fancy dress outfit this evening.
Chinese New Year 22/366
China Town, London
Me and my Singer 7/366
I’ve had this sewing machine for a while but not really got to grips with it. Today I realised that I’d been threading it wrong and once I’d sorted that out everything was so much easier!
A is for… 8/366
52 weeks. That equals 1 set of upper case and 1 set of lower case letters. Should have an interesting set by the end of the year!
Patchwork beginnings 9/366
Hopefully this will end up as a quilt in the not too distant future…
Gym locker 10/366
Tuesday is trampolining at the gym for me. Not very exciting but here is today’s locker.
My Gin! 11/366
As you can see from the label this gin has been sitting around waiting to be drunk for some time. Tastes great now though!
Barry Flanagan@Tate Britain 6/366
We went to Tate Britain today and the photo I chose to use was one of Barry Flanagan’s bronze hares. I could have spent ages photographing this but I think this was just a quick snap.