Saturday, April 25, 2009

Another clue

Colour isn't brilliant but of course the camera is in China with beloved eldest child.
Can you guess what it is now??
A pair of trousers. I know what you're thinking, honestly I've been there myself but for over six months now I have had this burning desire to knit a pair of trousers. I know it's utter madness and I am seriously in danger of looking like an inmate of the local home for lost souls and the deranged but I just think they will be the most comfortable things in the world to wear. I just adore wearing both my skirts and so surely the trousers will be the same with spades.
These are as I said a cotton and bamboo blend which has a beautiful silky sheen, so soft and hangs with just enough weight to add movement. Unlike socks which cause me double angst with second sock syndrome there is none of that with these, I have already cast on for leg number two and even have a second pair of trews on needles in a different blend.
There's a long long list, probably longer than Santa's good children list of other projects that are way more urgent but these are healing me in ways that only uncomplicated knitting can. I just need not to think about what I'm doing right now although I do worry that perhaps at the end of it I might not be able to think again.
OK back to the other leg. Watch this space for the first showing of the finished project. I promise I will share here before I wear them outside.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Guess what I'm knitting

Rhythmic, steady and uncomplicated, endless circles of stitches, knit. knit, knit. By the time these are done I will have reconnected to my bounce I'm sure. Knitting always heals my inner turmoil. But can you guess what I'm knitting? Go on look closely.

Can you guess what it is yet?

it's cotton and bamboo, my favourite on beautiful wooden circulars.
Inspiration from this designer

I'll reveal all later. Just need to do a few more rounds to still the trouble and soothe the soul. Thank you all for your kind words thoughts and prayers. Knitting my way back to my bounce.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Too sad to post

Just feeling overwhelmed by lots of things going on right now. I know it will all pass and that God's hand is in it all but I can't quite get through the dayswith my usually air of positivity. If anyone sees my bounce could they send it back please.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Sometimes the details escape me

I can't help it. Being almost totally right brained means that I can sometimes miss the obvious. Usually it's OK as I have enough children who are more balanced brain wise to keep me on track. However on this occasion it took a while for me to find the solution even though it was staring me in the face. Literally. The problem? My adorable teenage son who is as we speak/write on the seven seas sailing for China asked to borrow my digital camera. Of course as a loving mother I said yes instantly. It was the day after I had arrived back from Manila so my joy at seeing him was high and the full extent of broken items yet to be discovered.
I then realised after several days that it was going to seriously hamper my blogging. Text only posts can get a little mundane even for the most ardent blogists. What to do became an obsessive thought and I began to look very seriously at the price of new cameras. The fact that my bank balance has been on a rather drastic detox is only a minor issue.
Then as I sat replying to an email it suddenly struck me that there was a funny looking gizmo at the top of my laptop and I remembered from some fuzzy little used part of my memory that it was indeed a built-in camera. See the solution was right in front of my eyes but I could only see the big picture.
So here are a few shots of the latest knitted pieces. The skirt was knitted in Manila, the only thing I actually managed to knit I was so busy having a good time.

The sparkly wrap took only two days to knit and was an impulse buy when I went to Spotlight in a cheer myself up expedition.

The bluey/indigo lace piece is going to be the green top and went all the way to Manila and all the way back again with not a stitch being knitted.