My buddy and I like winding wool together…..
It’s a dangerous place for a cat, lying underneath a swift, especially a hot cat who is flicking his tail near the spinning spokes….
But we got it into a nice, soft ball, 200gms of it, all ready to begin a new project…..
It’s a fisherman’s jersey from this book-
I highly recommend this book, it’s the best and I’ve been making a few things from it which I haven’t even had time to post yet! I don’t know when I became a knitter, it kind of crept up on me. Suddenly, yesterday afternoon, I found myself picking the wool from my stash and starting the jersey without even thinking “ooh, that’s too hard” about any of it… I think I’ll just try it and deal with the hard bits when I arrive at them. I reflected on when I began knitting and all I would make was garter stitch scarves, I made about 10 of them in a row… times have changed!
This pattern has a textured yoke, the pattern is not a pattern but a chart… In two centimetres I’ll arrive at the chart and enter into unchartered (tee hee) territory… I’m a bit nervous as I’m not mad keen on frogging, but the challenge is quite exciting for me! I’m knitting it in the charcoal wool I bought to make myself a cardigan, the charcoal wool I thought would be grey but turned out to be undyed dark natural wool. It’s boring to blog, but surprisingly non-boring to knit!
And on the topic of new beginnings… I’m suffering from a terrible case of startitis and have about 8 projects on the go, and more in my mind. I’m slightly concerned about this, but figure I’ll just go with the creative flow!
Realistically, I know that I am just avoiding assignment writing… my creativity peaks when I have work to do…
Sending you lots and lots of love,
from Alice and Raymond XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX