Sunday, 13 June 2010

New project on the needles

I've cast on for the July project - A shawl: good travel knitting - from Elizabeth Zimmerman's Almanac. The wool is a cone of fine almost laceweight I bought from the Guild sales table recently for pennies, and it's knitting up nicely so far.
More nostalgic knitting in the pipeline :)

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

A true story.....

I found out yesterday that someone will be here today or tomorrow that asked for a pair of gloves, which I hadn't even got around to starting yet. So, out with the needles and 4 ply yesterday, now up to the fingers on the first glove. I'd like to get them finished for tonight if I can, and hand them over then.
It reminded me of one of myfavourite family stories (I have a, this one about knitting.
My great grandfather had to go to a funeral, but the day before, discovered he either had no black socks, or they were unfit to wear, or for whatever reason the socks weren't available. Back in those days, it was completely unacceptable to wear anything but all black for a funeral, and just as unacceptable not to go, which he couldn't do if he didn't have the right socks.
Rock and hard place.
My great grandmother stayed up all night and knitted a pair of socks for him to wear, and he went to the funeral.
Now, even by my standards, that's going some!

Monday, 22 March 2010

Oh dear...........

Grandma Twombly will have to wait for now - just not enough of the green, so it's been taken out. need to look for a new old project now.:)

Monday, 8 March 2010

Back in the groove..............

It's been a long while since I got to posting in here, sorry about that! Illness and recuperation, Christmas and other knitting have all been going on, but I'm back now, and have spent the last week or so wondering what to do next for this particular part of my knitting blogging. Inspiration came yesterday and today. Yesterday I spent an hour or so sorting through some stuff stored behind the cabin; a lot of it was on its way out, just waiting for the final sorting and physical going; the rest was sorted through and brought indoors for future projects (not that I need any more).Three balls of this lovely vintage emerald green wool came to light, so it's been sitting on teh kitchen table waiting for further inspiration to strike - smelling a little fusty, but that can be dealt with easily.

A pattern presented itself this morning via my new subscription of Piecework magazine. There's a lovely article in there entitled Grandma Twombly's Back-of-the-Neck scarf, which I think would look really nice knitted up in this wool. So - there it is; hopefully it'll be on the needles by tonight. :) Who could resist a name like Grandma Twombly?