I am beginning to lose my way somewhat on the knitting front, so I'm going to start off with the most positive knitting content - I have finished my Rise of the Jellyfish socks! I loved knitting these, the yarn is lovely to work with and the dyeing superb, for which all praise must go… Continue reading Jellyfish rising
The Knitting Revisited When I was very young, my big sister and/or brother had a record I was fond of which included a version of Joni Mitchell's song "The Circle Game". I'm experiencing that carousel feeling of 'been here, done this' working on the second version of my Fairisle Tank Top. At least the ribbing… Continue reading Haven’t I seen you before?
Much as I try to live in a world of pure fantasy, it has to be admitted that sometimes reality wins. I try to make sure the wins are minor, and often I can convince myself that, at best, it doesn't matter or, at worst, I sort-of intended for the reality to be that way… Continue reading Reality wins
I made great progress on my Fairisle Tank Top over the past weekend, adding the pink and orange band (which is the medium of the three pattern bands) and then the second hearts repeat. As the above photo shows, I have no intention of keeping to a uniform progression of colours, that is the splendid… Continue reading Onward
I believe that successful knitting consists of equal parts of obedience and rebellion; for example, starting my Fairisle Tank Top I obediently worked two by two ribbing in my main colour, but rebelled by stopping short of the required four inches. Turns out three and a half inches counts as "enough ribbing" and the phrase… Continue reading Teeny tiny revolutions
Today for me is about learning to acknowledge progress where it's being made, and accepting defeat where progress isn't possible. As you can see, my Rise of the Jellyfish sock has seen some work over the weekend. With the heel turned and the gusset decreases worked, I'm now enjoying the saunter down towards the toe… Continue reading Progress and defeat
It turns out that this is exactly the sock that I need right now. The riot of colours in the "Rise of the Jellyfish" sock wool from Noodle Soup Yarns is just delicious to work with; it's true potato-chip knitting - forget about what colour the next row is going to be, here you rarely… Continue reading Two doors open