the subject of knitting

Thank you for coming over to my new Facebook page and 'liking' me. Sounds funny that, don't you think? However the reality of setting up a page is anything but funny, it is time consuming and frustrating. It has also been the root of many a late night disagreement over the summer, which is why it's taken so long to get up and running and even now could be considered a work in progress. Anyone who has done so will surely testify to this? I'm starting to realise why the main man travels so much!

Anyway, I'm leaving it all behind for a few days soon and have booked a little trip to see my folks by the sea. I so rarely get to see them on my own and am looking forward to it immensely. What I'm also excited about is the journey as I'm planning several hours of unadulterated, uninterrupted knitting on the train. In fact, so keyed up am I on the prospect of finishing kaari that I am also researching the next project just in case there's a chance I can get it started on the way back home again.

I've got a hunch the Model could be about ready to submit to the idea of a cardigan, having shunned one before on account of all her itch inducing theories. Time and again I look at the likes of this and this, weighing up difficulty versus yarn because if I get it wrong, I have an inkling my future small girl knitting projects are going to be toast!

This weekend I'm partying with friends. And getting my Model back from her school survival camping trip .. how I have missed her. Before they went, the children were told they would be catching their own fish for supper. Then there was the possibility of spit roast lamb for another meal. "Do we have to catch our own lamb?" she asked the teacher!

Happy weekend. What are you up to?


  1. I knitted that second cardi in a baby size 36 years ago.It was a lovely pattern and as long as you knit it in acrylic type yarn it won't be scratchy. I completely sympathise with the model on that score. No wool for me. Hate the stuff... AND it makes me sneeze too!
    Enjoy your trip.

  2. Those are both lovely designs Kate, I think the Model should be happy with either!
    I hope you have a lovely relaxing, knitty time with your family! :)
    Happy weekend,
    Vivienne x

  3. I hope you get your way with the knitting. The only thing I can knit for my girls that they might deign to wear is socks - and then only bedsocks. Oh well.

  4. It should be lovely for you to spend time by the seaside with your parents..nice to be a daughter and not the Mum around the place for a while.

  5. Can't wait to see the finished product. And to hear whether the Model grants permission to proceed with those lovely cardigans. My weekend will be a game of two halves - a day out with my sister at Handmade Renegade (hurray) followed by Sunday spent in the car driving to Hull. Still, a chance to get on with some knitting. C.x

  6. I hope the model had a lovely trip, and that you enjoy your knitting time! xxx

  7. Train journeys just cry out for knitting, don't they!? I am doing a solo trip to London next week, and just like you I am planning my project as a matter of some importance. I had been planning to work on my cowl, but now I rather think I might get started on that crochet hat. Enjoy your trip! Laura x

  8. One of the best places to knit, a train! have you tried knitting with alpaca for the model? The folk who think of knitting as itchy seem to like it.

    Have a wonderful time with your parents :D


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