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.
Knitted a black all over cabled cowl and then the same cable stitch separated by the k3 p3 rib.
The going has been rough for a bit here in Miranda
And hats even in 4 ply or 3 ply are still small enough to keep the hands occupied when the mind is racing
This is a 4 ply slouchy in Rowan yarn – I can’t find the label – but it is Rowan purchased at De Afstap in Amsterdam. It was lovely to knit and has been snapped up by a relative who loves the yarn and the simple crossover stitch on it.
So I made another – in brown variegated 3 ply sock yarn – which loses the crossover stitch because the yarn is so busy. The hat still works though.
It isn’t finished but I do like the lightness of it – knit in one piece including the short sleeves.
I’m not sure I like the dark rib edge but it is a pattern in process still.
I know that you have no idea what this is – the next photos will be great but will not be available until the piece is completed and I have my real live model – but I couldn’t wait to show where I am up to. This has been my birthday present to my self knitting this piece over the last 4 days.
Best Beloved cooked all day yesterday for my birthday, he made pea and ham soup for today. He created it not with a bacon hock but with a pork hock. He added bacon bits, smoky paprika and so on to improve the soup flavour. He then created a pork curry for dinner and we will eat soup all day today should it be cold enough with his home made spelt bread.
Me – well I might just knit all day.
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