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Sometimes I wonder why I bother knitting anything.
I enjoy the actual process but I very rarely end up wearing anything I knit outside of the house.
For example, I’ve just finished this jacket. I love the effect of the yarn and the colours. I quite like the front view. But I know for a fact I won’t be walking outside of my front door sporting that sailor collar. Not that I don’t think it’s quite a good design feature. Not that I haven’t seen photos of other people’s sailor collars and quite liked them. It’s just not me.
So, as with most of my hand knitted garments – I’ll probably just wear it around the house. The dogs won’t judge my choice of pattern. This, I say, just as I’m about to cast on for my knitted cardigan as part of the Outfit Along which starts today. Oh well – it stops me from falling asleep in front of a film in the evenings.
Not part of the Outfit Along, obviously, but I will have some time to fit in another project or two and I’ve decided it’s been far too long since I’ve made a quilt. I owe a friend a gift. I had this jelly roll from Moda and it’s called La Petite Ecole from the French General range.
I know the colours aren’t bright and breezy but I rather like that sometimes and this blue matches some of the paintwork in her house.
This is the pattern I’ll be following which is from a book called More Layer Cake, Jelly Roll and Charm Quilts by Pam and Nicky Lintott
I think my friend will like it – if I can part with it that is! I’m already envisaging it artfully draped over my own garden bench.
Now I’m off to cast on the stitches for another ‘wearing for the dogs’ benefit’ jumper. Do you knit (or crochet or sew) and not wear? Is it the process rather than the finished article that does it for you? Do tell!
When I was round at my friend Anna’s house the other day, she showed me some tiny embroidery hoops she had ordered and I had to have some. These ones are 4″ in diameter but you can also get 3″ ones. Don’t quite know what for yet – although I think I might use something vintage – but an idea will come to me. Whilst ordering the hoops, I noticed the lovely felt that the same shop, Lupin, had for sale and had to have some of that too. Again, I don’t know what for yet but some things you’ve just got to have and, at the moment, I like looking at all those lovely colours piled up full of promise!
NEXT DAY –
I don’t hang around you know.
The next one I made got on the front page so that’s some encouragement.
And here’s another – I need to order some more of these little hoops at this rate.