This and that

“Oh, you knit! What are you working on at the moment?” I have been asked this question many times. Almost as often as “how long does it take you to knit a jumper?”!

Does the person really want to know? There are so many variables, so I usually give a friendly but generalised answer, which seems to work well in most situations.

The longer answer could take a while! I’ve got a mixed project bag at the moment, and I’ve just finished a couple of smaller projects too. Want to see?

Finished objects …

Works in progress …

It was thanks to these on-going projects that I succeeded in attending the Wool@J13 event without buying any wool! Are you impressed by my restraint? There was plenty of yarny temptation, with lots of talented crafters showcasing their designs and wares. My resolve to merely “window-shop” was tested, I can tell you. How about a hand-crafted, hallmarked, silver crochet hook from Lyn Roberts Design, based in Wales? Gorgeous! It was lovely to see the new generation of yarn-artists too, such as Hermione Crowe, applying a fresh take on the old skills. The weather was surprisingly good, making it a pleasure to sit outside and listen to The Haywood Sisters, singing a variety of songs from the 1940s to the 1980s.

And meanwhile, the garden continues to burst into life with beautiful colours, shapes, and textures that change a mundane day into an inspired one!

Osteospermum, enjoying the sunshine!

What has inspired you this week? I’d love to hear about it!

Happy crafting!




About yarnsmithery

Sharing my love of yarny craft and encouraging others to give it a go!
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2 Responses to This and that

  1. catterel says:

    You seem full of beans – great! Lovely yarns you are working with, Hugs xx

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