Thursday, January 12, 2012

Awaking from hibernation

When I got this version of Blogger (which summarises your posts in a different format) I saw that there was a draft post dated from February 2010 called Patti; it just had the text 'Patti - slowly does it' written in there and although I imagine there was going to be more to it I'm surprised I didn't just hit publish. It couldn't sum things up any more succinctly. I think she saw a little more action after that but the power of the blog shows me she wasn't touched after July that year. Looking at this, as with Summit, I truly wonder where 2011 went. Depleted craft time combined with more crochet and sewing is the answer when it comes to my knits; when it comes to my life - who knows?? Maybe the fact that I am already in denial that it's January 12th says something about the pace of things here!

Anyway this is a perfect week night piece. Plenty of gentle going stocking stitch. And I do mean plenty (hence the hiatus I guess) but it's Felted Tweed which is pure heaven to knit. It works in to this beautiful, even fabric, so picking it up 18 months on you can't see any difference due to tension change. 

We've had our ups and downs Patti and I but I think we're both ready for some knitting reinvigoration. I think this is where I stop with the revival of the WIPs for the moment. I've got a nice set of things to be getting on with and I'm hopeful that I've got the right balance to see more stitches slipping across the needles. I want to maximise the knitting time I have and to do that I think I need the right feel of piece to work on in any situation.  With a portable piece like the socks, a fun challenge like the mitts and a mile of stocking stitch to switch off with I should be set.

7 comments:

juicyknits said...

That's some very nice yarn up there.

Rose Red said...

Mmmmm felted tweed ... I have decided that this year I am finally going to knit some of my felted tweed!

Littlelou said...

totally with you on the date denial thang. You mean you didn't get an apple and an orange in your stocking? lol

Bells said...

wow it's a slow one this one !

I do love felted tweed. My coraline that I made from it is one of my most worn pieces. You'll be very happy I'm sure!

Bells said...

wow it's a slow one this one !

I do love felted tweed. My coraline that I made from it is one of my most worn pieces. You'll be very happy I'm sure!

Rachel said...

Has it really been that long since I saw evidence of Patti? I remember the yarn most of all! Yeah, I'm having a problem that January is half over already...where does it go?!

I think focusing on the WIPs at hand is a good idea. Looking forward to seeing some of these finished up!

drkknits said...

that balance of projects is so important, i always like to have socks, lace and some garter or stocking stitch garment happening at the same time. makes me feel oddly in control of things! patti is gorgeous, and felted tweed is just so lovely.

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