Monday, 23 February 2009

Too good

I have discovered the wonderfulness that is stitch markers.

These are from Magic Bean Buyer on Etsy. Bliss.

Very luckily discovered via a lovely poster on the S&B London Ravelry forums.

Sunday, 22 February 2009

thinking through craft...

Just got thinking through craft by Glenn Adamson through the amazing Amazon Prime next-day delivery service DH  is signed up to.  To do with arguments that craft is often considered inferior to "art".
 Very excited about starting this, especially after seeing the photos of S&B London's foray into the world of Knitta, which I can't help but think of as art, myself.  

Still new to this blogging thing, but I thought I'd share my knitting experiences from the past week:

Wednesday - S&B meeting at the National Theatre was huge and great (I hadn't been in a long time).  I wore my knitted dress and was so pleased at the compliments it received - I must remember to wear my knitted things to the meetings as knitters are (of course) the people who actually appreciate them! I also got lots of compliments on the Entrelac Socks I am slowly working away on.

Friday - Got started on the heap of baby knitting I need to finish by April.  (There are 3 babies due on 7th/8th of April, one of which is in Australia, so need to finish that one even sooner!) I made the ever popular Saartje's Bootees which turned out adorable.

Saturday - Walked down the road to local craft shop.  They weren't the friendliest, but I did pick up some unusual yarn: Mango Moon Bali Sky. It looked amazing, with a sort of candy cane stripe pattern to it, so I kept on walking down the road to the pub, thinking of what I could do with it.  Had a drink, worked a bit on the socks and decided to try yet another Oyster Card Cover with it. When I got home, I gave it a go, hoping that it's tough acrylic-ness would make it an ideal material, however, knitted up it didn't look half as cool as the un-knitted yarn itself.  I am now at a loss as to what to do with it.  There aren't many projects on Ravelry which use it unfortunately.

That's all for now - off to yet another pub for Sunday lunch where hopefully more knitting will ensue and my companions won't be too embarrassed to be seen with me :)