Sunday, July 13, 2008
We had a great day knitting. But what a comedy of errors mine turned out to be. I really need to knit more often. Everytime I come back to it I have to relearn everything. I started off trying to crochet it by accident as I just got the two things mixed up in my mind. Hence the beginning resembles a loose doily. After the first 10 rows I realised that I kept forgetting to alternate each row so it was coming out in ribs. Then I cunningly decided to keep with the rib so it looked like I had done it on purpose, at which point I totally got the rib wrong and changed lanes. I am so awful at this pattern remembering stuff. I can't remember one stitch from the next! I also ended up with a few random holes in the middle. I almost didn't want to use my shiny blue button by the end but then I stopped being so hard on my poor scarf. I just promised myself I would start number 2 tomorrow and improve.
Friday, July 11, 2008
So tomorrow is the grand day we've alllll been waiting for: Scarf knit day. I have my bagged all packed:
Two sizes of needle
Two balls of wool
A million buttons
I am so excited. Someone is going to have to teach me how to cast on again, that's how useless I am.
Friday, July 04, 2008
Today I happened across an antique jewelery stall at Spitalfields market nestled amongst all the great unique fashion stalls which turn up every Friday. The owner said that every week she puts out her antique buttons and they never sell until today when apparently I was one of many purchasers. I chose all my new buttons with my scarfs in mind. You see how I have changed to the plural. Why make one scarf when you can make 5 all different! to match with any outfit!
Thursday, July 03, 2008
Today Ray and I hung out at New Designers, showing at the Business Design Centre. Although, Ray was exhibiting, we managed to have a good nosey round all the inspirational textiles and ceramics work. No pictures I'm afraid as I sort of think that's a bit rude when it's budding students all hoping they get commissioned not ripped off or gawped at by people like me who just wants all the beautiful work to soak into their brain and infuse them with ideas so they can run off and make stuff. Which is exactly what we did.
Without further a do we tripped off to Loop; possibly the coolest wool shop in the world; to buy wool for our new project next Saturday where we plan to sit in the garden whilst her studio is open to the public, knitting scarves.
The wool is:
Misti Alpaca Chunky
Colour: 403 Charcoal &
Colour: VR3317 Aquamarine
The pattern is here, but Say Llama did a different knit which I can't work which one I prefer as both are so lovely... probably whichever Ray tells me is easier. All I know is that I would like mine to have blue ends.
Here is also a picture of the impossibly large button we both bought which I am sure will form the foundation of some future knitting experiment.