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It’s knitting season
It’s a while since I’ve posted a knitting blog – and not for the reason you are thinking.
Here in the northern hemisphere, summer is gone and WINTER IS COMING – cue portentous music (thank you George R R Martin).
I didn’t stop knitting in summer. I knitted my heart out – and made not one but two projects which… I hated.
One of the great things about any creative project is … if it doesn’t work out you can have another go. Unravel the knitting, edit the story, paint over a canvas. And that’s what I did.
There was nothing wrong with the yarn. Or even the ideas. I just hadn’t managed to get it quite right.
I discovered it takes about an hour and a half to unravel and re-wind the yarn from about three months of knitting.
That done, I set about two new projects… One of the yarns I instantly reknitted… and I now have a lovely cowl made of wool bought in Nundle, one of Australia’s oldest sheep and wool producing regions.
The other yarn I set aside. I need to think about that. Instead I started working with some wool purchased on a trip to Wales… and came up with a lovely, snuggly warm cropped cardi knitted in Rowen Cocoon.
I love the way the rib sits at the back.
I have a rule. I can’t start something new until I finish something AND put it into use. I plan to wear this black cardi to a meeting this week. Thus, I am allowed to start something new.
So – over the next couple of days I will be diggng through my huge stash of patterns. And my even bigger stash of yarn looking for the next project… that’s almost (but not quite) as exciting as starting a new book.
I’ll let you know how I go.Share this page...
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