Monday, May 22, 2006
I'm stuck with lots of slighly dull WIPs so here's a pre-blog vintage FO. It's "Knitney" (a knitted Britney Spears, for a friend with unhealthy obsession). She looks sad, doesn't she?
For months now I've been on a small projects kick. Clothing just hasn't been inspiring me, even in non-knitting life. I've not really cared much about the clothes I've been wearing recently. Obviously I check they are clean and I'm always fussy about colour combinations but I've not really enjoyed clothes, not wanted to buy new ones or felt especially excited by the idea of dressing up.
But this is starting to change. Not only am I itching to cast on a jumper (yes a whole jumper, maybe even three) I've actually been inspired to design a cardigan. A shaped and elegant piece, cotton (or cotton mix), 4ply, with delicate ribbing round the waist and some lace panels. It'll probably wait till the end of the summer. But it's an idea. And the feeling of inspiration is back.
Still, my priorities are finishing the Bakerloo project and doing a few presents due for July. Plus, my cousin Anne has challenged me to a London/ Yukon knitting swap. All very exciting. Watch this space.