A new handknit on the blog, finally! Love love love how this one turned out. Ballet wrap style cardigans are about as flattering and feminine as it gets, which is good in my book! I wouldn’t go OTT and wear it with a floaty skirt or frills, but I do like a good girly style. In moderation. 😛 Most projects are joint endeavours with my mum and I these days, although I must admit I only did the fiddly awkward bits this time and she did the slog of the plain knitting. Tiny needles and super fine yarn explain why this one’s been so long in the making, hence the lack of new knits round these parts. Would be nice to make all sorts of summery clothes, but annoyingly most of my creative time goes into my textiles work these days. 4/5 more weeks and that should all be done though, which is at the same time a relief and utterly horrifying at the amount of work I’ll have to do!
cardigan: handknit (this pattern by Jennie Atkinson) | pants: Primark | shoes: H&M
I should probably stop look at the floor in photos! Once you’ve noticed something can’t un-see it, and I’m annoying myself now. Blogger cliché pose, oopsie!
Those ties, oh my God. That’s a lotttt of tiny rows on tiny needles. A job for long car journeys, definitely! I’m really bad for car-sickness and can’t even read a page without feeling queasy but I can knit with my eyes shut so I’m fine. That sounds so geeky but never mind! I must look pretty weird though, sat in the passenger seat looking fast asleep whilst my hands are busy knitting 3 feet of 1×1 rib. It’s a strange sight to picture. My weirdness shouldn’t come as a surprise by now though!
Love super long sleeves! Which isn’t difficult on me considering my short-ish arms. You’d think at 5’11 I’d struggle for sleeves long enough, but nope! I often buy clothes from the tall section just for the torso length, then have to roll the sleeves up a load or I look like an orangutan. My hands and feet haven’t grown since I was about 9, which is also kinda weird. Rather strangely proportioned!
The shade looks pretty grey here but is actually a really nice pale blue. Not baby blue (no way), just a greyish, subtle blue. It’s from a cone of yarn found in a charity shop years ago, so no idea what it actually is made of besides being a merino mix. Soft, fine and surprisingly very warm, that’s about all I know.
I wish I could blame gale force winds for the birds nest that is my hair, but my living room’s as calm as can be and it’s still all over the place. That stuff is like candyfloss it’s so light and fluffy! Good for backcombing and huge messy buns, useless for any style that doesn’t involve the word ‘messy’. Might as well stop trying.
Who else has been creative lately?
lily kate x