Regular readers of this blog might be wondering if I am still knitting, what with all my rambling on other topics. Don’t despair – I’m still knitting – knitting on trains, planes, cars – knitting while watching tv, knitting in between uploading photos (thanks to a slow computer), knitting while reading, etc. I’ve had a change from doing hats and have been working on a couple of larger than usual projects.
The brown short sleeve sweater I was working on a while ago has morphed into a tank top and as soon as I’ve sewn the ends, it will make its appearance.
When I was in Connecticut I bought a pattern for a child’s skirt. I knit round and round and round on that, and now it is waiting for the final sewing of the loose ends. Soon to appear. The skirt will match this hat, knit with Noro yarn and Icelandic Lodband.
And just to have some plain knitting on the go, I am working on another tank top – this one in a nice solid green. Maybe one-third done.
Usually I find time to knit on Saturday morning at Kilternan Market, but this morning I was so busy that I didn’t have a chance. Sales in the craft section were brisk. Hooray. Of course, being adjacent to the vegetables, we get a chance to sell a few of those too. I am happy to report that a pair of my handknit socks and one of my notecards were among the sales. As my woodturner friend at the Market said, it’s these little sales that keep us going.
Socks knit from stash yarn
My stash of knitting yarn, March 2008
The stash is considerably reduced from when this photo was taken – I’ll change that to considerably altered – I’ve probably added as much yarn as I’ve used up. But when I sell something at the Market, e.g. socks, then I immediately want to knit more of that particular item, in different colours of course. You can probably read between the lines and conclude that all those hats I knit recently have yet to find heads to rest on.