Inspiration, Knitting, Uncategorized

6 Solid Hours of Knitting

So today I went to a knitting event for a fantastic cause.  It was held at the Metal offices in Southend and it was part of a big charity knitting event for the homeless charity Crisis.  Basically, groups all over the country are knitting one (or more) of 50 blankets, which are all made up of 25cm coloured squares.  When all 50 blankets are displayed together, they make a complete picture, and once they are all done they will be exhibited.  After that, they will all be distributed for use in the Crisis shelters.

I had a great day and met lots of really interesting people.  Plus there was a lot of delicious homemade cake.

Tracy, who managed the event did a fantastic job – the day ran really smoothly and of the 5 blankets we have undertaken, 2 were completely finished and the other three are largely done.

I felt lucky today to be able to meet new people, knit all day long, eat cake and be doing something worthwhile at the same time.

 

 

 

 

Inspiration, Knitting, review, tools, top 5, Uncategorized

Top 5 Knitting Tools 

 

1. Circular knitting needles

I love circular knitting needles because;
a) I prefer to knit in the round rather than knitting flat pieces and sewing them up.

b) You won’t ever misplace the empty needle because it is attached to the other one! Continue reading “Top 5 Knitting Tools “

Inspiration, pinterest, Uncategorized

Cool Stuff…

It’s been a while since I shared a Pinterest board, so here is another one of my many boards.  I haven’t been as active on there recently, but I love that about Pinterest; your boards are always waiting for you to continue pinning new content whenever you want to/remember your login details.

Colour and Texture Inspiration

heroes, Inspiration, Knitting, Uncategorized

Creative Heroes and Heroines

I thought I would start a series of posts on my knitting and creative inspirations.  To kick it all of we have a post about my knitting heroine; Barbara G Walker.

Barbara was born in Philadelphia in 1930 and has written many books about knitting and feminism which happen to be my two favourite topics and makes her pretty damn cool (in my book). Continue reading “Creative Heroes and Heroines”

Inspiration, Knitting

Cornwall

I recently returned from an amazing week away in Hayle, Cornwall.  I packed plenty of knitting to keep me going and the weather forecast led me to believe I would have plenty of opportunity to get a lot of it done (indoors with a hot drink). However, the weather was glorious and I hardly spent any time inside at all.  I did however attempt some knitting on the beach; word to the wise – don’t do it. Turns out grains of sand, a salty sea breeze and merino wool don’t get along very well, who knew? I expect I will try it again though, perhaps a little more prepared, but in all likelihood, probably not.

Continue reading “Cornwall”

Inspiration, WIP Wednesday

WIP Wednesday

Hi and welcome to this weeks update!

I hope it’s been more productive than mine; sometimes you have the best intentions but nothing quite works out how you had planned it. It has been one of those weeks for me. So, along with a lovely photograph from my cousin’s wedding, here is one of my favourite quotes;

Now, let us all take a deep breath and forge into the future; knitting at the ready

Elizabeth Zimmerman