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The pull of the yarn…

It’s been a while since I’ve picked up my needles. Even my work colleagues have mentioned it. I’ve done some sewing on a dress but it wasn’t that successful. More on that in another blog, this is about knitting.

For the last few days I found that I was really missing knitting and I had one of those pangs to create something. Why wasn’t I knitting before? A number of things, lack of time, yarn still all packed up, yarn room an enormous mess. I really need a little pink cardi andΒ  yesterday I found myself thinking that I’d quite like to make one of Stefanie Japel’s Mini Sweaters. I even found myself idly thinking of button combinations.

After work, and after being egged on by Doug, I clambered into the craft room – and that’s not an exaggeration, it really is that full! – and almost immediately found the pattern in a file. Then I had to find yarn. I was thinking of using some bright fuchsia Lamb’s Pride worsted that I bought while out shopping with Rachael and Mariko years ago. Found it but it was in skeins and I couldn’t find my ball winder. πŸ™ Fail.

Then I went delving through still-taped-up boxes and discovered yarn from various trips. Eventually I had assembled enough yarn to make about five mini sweaters… But I decided to go with Colinette Skye in Alizarina. I have two skeins of it and guess that I’ll probably need to finish off with another yarn. I may have wound up some Lamb’s Pride by then.

I cast on last night and this is how much I had done by this lunchtime.

13 Aug 2009

I’ve knit more of course since then, even have the stitch markers in place. I’d like to have this finished by next week. Just need to continue making the time for it.

4 Comments

  1. Kent says:

    It’s nice to see you knitting again πŸ™‚
    -K

  2. Emma says:

    Hello !
    How nice to see you post again, and knitting. I didn’t knit much for a while, though never stopped, and really missed the soothing action and feeling of making something. Having something to show for even the worst of days. Then there’s the whole thing of needing to satisfy the need for colour, texture and yarn in our lives.
    Knit more ! And post when your cardi is done. O.K. ?
    :0)

  3. M-H says:

    WElcome back. Don’t be a stranger, y’hear? πŸ™‚

  4. Nicole says:

    Good to have you back Marie!