I love knitting
No really I love to knit, I love the feel of yarn running through my fingers and thinking about what to knit and what it will look like. The process of picking a pattern, matching some yarn and making. I am not so sure about the inbetween bit sometimes only sometimes. The making, the doing – mostly I love this time when I just do. The not thinking just doing, the slow progress towards the end. Actually this is the comforting part, the knitting, getting lost in the stitches, feeling comfortable with the pattern the progress and making. Then near the end I get a bit jumpy – will it turn out ok, will I like it, will it be worn – and worse still what to knit next…
Sometimes I have thought ahead, or not thought about it at all just had to cast on something else, and then I have have something next to do, sometimes I spend the weekend in a panic wondering what to spend the next few weeks knitting.
This project was not like that at all. This Rowan magazine turned up, I loved this pattern, I bought the correct yarn, I checked out other made up ones on Ravelry, I swatched and then I cast on. I loved it – there was enough plain and enough pattern to keep me on my toes. It took some time but I think it was worth each moment.
Pattern: Samos by Vibe Ulrik Sondergaard Rowan Magazine 53
Yarn: Rowan Fine Lace – held double – blue
Needles: 4 mm
Time on needles: 3 months – wow I loved it but lost interest in the middle with winter and other knits that got in the way – but I thought I just knit it – perhaps it was waiting for the other ball of yarn – but I didn’t run short after all…..
I do love lace and this pattern has been a favourite of mine – I last encountered it on the percy shawl loved the effect it created then.
wing shot for Rosered
I wore this on friday, got heaps of compliments but
bum shot for Kris – who loves my models behind with a passion (not)
sadly it is felting a bit under the arms…..
so just as I finished I had a photo taken to prove I wear my knitting then it caused this to happen
which after blocking washing and drying – the top that is turned into tada – my glamourous office in the background….
went to Canberra and visited some really small trees…..