Saturday, March 26, 2011

small lounge room, friends, needles and fibre

is apparently all I require to feel my life is indeed rich and something to celebrate. As the temperature slowly drops, I find the pleasures of late night fibrework (knitting socks at the minute) a balm, a retreat, a joy, stimulating, satisfying. To share it with some lovely friends, all of whom on this particular night had never met before, yet behaved like comfy old friends with each other, was just the best. I have realised I have a secret drive to bring people together in creative endeavours. The singing group I started at the chicken's school, the knit nights...brings me the utmost satisfaction.
Anna's dollies...
Nina's hot water bottle cover for her sister

Swallowtail Anna's jumper for her sweet boy

Saturday, March 19, 2011

{this moment}

favourite book  

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Finished my Cardi!!

At last I have got my long awaited cardi off the needles. This is a design by Melissa LaBarre, called Garter Yoke Cardigan .
I have a feeling it's going to get a lot of wear!

Monday, March 7, 2011

A quietly growing obsession...

It began at playgroup, seven years ago.
I was handed some bamboo needles and some organic wool, and we knitted a scarf for our children.  The smell!! I remember being compelled to sniff my work all the time. I should have known then it would one day become something of an obsession.

For the past year I have tried to teach myself at least one new skill with every new project, learning to cable, shape, gather, knit in the round... I attempted a cardigan for myself, and my children, and next... socks and a shawl, for goodness sake! I obsess over which colour I should choose, and dream at nights, of choosing the perfect hand dyed skein! I must acknowledge the incredible online global community of knitters, Ravelry, in assisting my obsession no end!

This is how obsessed I am: I take more photos of my knitting and yarn than I do of my extraordinarily cute baby boy, or big girl offspring. I take my knitting everywhere, just in case I get even two minutes to knit! I rush to school pick up so I get time to knit before the bell goes, I knit instead of folding and putting away clothes,  even when said clothes prevent one from sitting on the lounge or seeing my bed. That's okay! I can knit on the floor! And I am so happily tired from late night knitting I don't notice the pile on the bed anyway!

I am about to finish my cardigan and have today received the cutest little box full of wool for my next two very ambitious projects. Fluffy mail indeed, and I sniffed vigorously!