Thursday, August 11, 2016

sssshhhhh I've started the seasonal knitting

My lovely friend Heather inspires me in so many ways - tattoos, music, film, dreams of log cabins and Christmas projects.

Each year she decides on a Christmas crafty/arty project and spends several weeks or months making them for lucky friends.   Here's something she made me...................

I will never forget the year of the birds.  I can't remember what the finished project was going to be but I do remember the birds - many, many birds to be sewn.  Every spare moment she cut out fabric, assembled pieces and sewed birds.........................and sewed...................and sewed............ and is probably sat sewing several years later.

Her commitment to give her friends something made with love is inspiring and that is why each year as summer lengthens and autumn is around the corner I start on my annual projects ......... made with love.

How's it going?

The KAL is going very well - thanks for asking.  Seven of us are knitting on our Strokkurs in a variety of colourways.

I love the gentle curve along the edge that is a direct result of the waist shaping decreases.  The yarn is a delight to knit with.  The gentle twist is making a lovely knitted fabric and it's knitting up really quickly.  I'm just about to start the waist shaping increases which will continue that gentle curve up to the bust.

When I've finished this one that I'm knitting for Lydia* I'm tempted to knit the cardi version for me - my bust wouldn't cope with the jumper but the cardi would be perfect.

I have to get better at taking photographs as I'm fed up of seeing the same background in all my photos.   I need a camera, something white and some skill!

* Lydia - son's girlfriend for whom I'm knitting this jumper because she is both lovely and tiny.  Tiny means I can stay ahead on the KAL.