Day 4 of the Knitting and Crochet Blog week over at Eskimimi Makes [3KCBWDAY4] – A Knitter or Crocheter For All Seasons?
This subject ties in perfectly with the summer KAL I am joining in with over at luvinthemommyhood! I cannot keep up with everyone on the ravelry board!… they are super chatty and it is so fun to check in every so often and see all the work everyone is knitting away at. There are some speedy knitters who already have their projects already off the needles, but for me, I’m still pretty much at the beginning of my Uhura.
I’m coming to the end of the upper back, and next I will pick up stitches to complete the upper front of the pattern. At this point I will be able to try the top part on and see if it fits.. and if the length of the straps work for me.
So as for the topic for today – honestly this is the first time I have been serious about summer knitting. I have never really enjoyed knitting with cotton or linen, I’m much more a wool and alpaca person. However, with the Salvaged line I am learning to love the useability of cotton. You can throw it in the wash, it is hardy, and you can easily find organic or recycled sources. I am being so encouraged by the great bunch on the KAL board and they are opening my eyes to the amazing selection of spring and summer knitting patterns. It is exciting also as a designer to think lighter and softer rather than warm and cosy – watch this space!
There is a reason that Uhura hasn’t had much attention – he is my little nephew, who hasn’t been very well, and at 9 weeks old still hadn’t received anything from his knitter Auntie. So, I quickly rectified the situation and worked up Pebble in DK weight yarn that my Mum had tucked away [hoorah for Mother’s crafting stashes].
Not only did her stash contain this wonderful variegated yarn [yes its greeeen, and no, I have no idea what it is, sorry!] but also these perfectly sized wooden buttons. It is a tiny tiny garment, perfect for my poorly nephew. Time didn’t work out so that I could snap a photo of him wearing it, but no doubt it will keep his belly warm and help him get better soon. The pattern was easy to work, so simple, and I love the design in that it can be put on and off without going over his head.
I leave England early tomorrow morning. It has been a wonderful time full of family and friends. I am hoping to catch up on some knitting on the plane and get on with my KAL project. I had voiced my fears of taking my knitting through security and them confiscating my work [eeks!], but I have been reassured that more and more people are successfully using their flying hours to work away at more rows [and I’m working on bamboo needles, really how dangerous can they be?]. Have you flown internationally recently and taken your knitting on board?
I will be home soon and next week the etsy shop will be back up to full speed.. and there is a new pattern ahead!