It’s the job that is never started that takes the longest to finish.
Thank you J.R.R. Tolkien.
I never stop knitting and playing with colour and yarn in my mind, but over recent months I have not really managed to actually knit, well not very much.
But the process is happening again – I have decided that I must set up a room properly and call it my studio (2nd bedroom).
Step 2 is to finish my unfinished WIP.
But that will depend on just what else could be started in the meantime especially when I will be reminded of my yarn as I move it from my smallest bedroom into my studio.
And just to let you know that I am finishing a lovely black kid mohair with variegated 4ply yarn in pinks to purple and black. It is only the final cast off and a few ends to weave in. It is also a version of my Connie Cowl design, but with an added frilly bottom edge.
And I am doing this while listening to Leonard Cohen.
I am so grateful that I saw him in New Zealand in 2013 and delighted to have his music to knit and remember him by.
It is hard to say that I am back, but I do hope I am.
This isn’t a story, but I do have many to share.
These are some of my designs created with feather and fan stitch.
my designs using feather and fan.
I have not been knitting for some months now (since November last year) and while we were away visiting family in Wellington a couple of weeks ago I started a wee neck and shoulder warmer. It does feel so good to be knitting.
Last night I began the feather and fan section whilst my Best Beloved watched Avatar.
This morning I continued my knitting after I had been out to check on the wee goats.
And this morning, you guessed it, I discovered that I had knitted one fan section with not 6 yarn overs but with 9. How stupid is that.
Don’t listen to Avatar while knitting.
Don’t knit in the semi dark.
Now I have to tink back 4 rows to fix the problem and then begin my feather and fan again, but it will have to wait as have jobs to complete outside.
But when I am back in again I shall tink and then knit again
Yes yes yes.
for putting out a request for test knitters and for taking me on board to do just that.
It has been many months since I picked up my knitting needles and there are reasons for not doing so. So many that I thought a wee list could be useful to me to remind me to get my hat on and get knitting.
and as I said it has been summer.
The Kloss Cowl test knit was a nice easy piece to knit and the pattern has an easy rhythm to it so once the first 12 rows after the rib were completed it flowed on easily with the marker being a reminder for colour changes.
Here is the link to the Kloss Cowl pattern by Angelia Robinson in her Ravelry store. It is a perfect pattern to be very creative with stash yarns, and it is an easy fun knit.
This cowl below is my test knit. I haven’t blocked it as I do like the texture and motion of it unblocked. But that is just my taste.
I have not used slip stitches in my own colour work knitting at all so I was just a bit curious about how it would work and I do like it. So just maybe I will incorporate slip stitches in my own work. You will just have to wait and see.
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