I had a post planned for today to showcase a new project. However, the light has conspired against me – the entire weekend has been grey and wet and I can’t get any photos taken. So instead, we’ll just have a snippet of Doug’s vest:

It is a slow but steady project and the colours are working out really well. I will soon be at the underarm, where I will have to engage my brain again so that I can think about things like shaping and steeking. But for now, it is pretty mindless TV knitting. I think I’m getting pretty good at tensioning stranded knitting. This is before blocking:

I’ll leave you with a great quote. It is from an article in the Guardian some weeks ago, looking at the environmental impact of patio heaters, fire pits, and chimineas (all of which have sold out here in the UK as we plan for a Covid winter). They cite Rebecca Newsom, head of politics at Greenpeace, who says: “The ideal technology for keeping warm outdoors without heating the entire atmosphere is still a jumper.” Go knitting! Not only is it good for me, it’s good for the earth!

8 thoughts on “Snippet

  1. Beautiful! I showed Stu and he is jealous- I am still on the 21/2 inch bottom ribbing on the basic vest I am knitting for him. Doug will definitely be wearing his vest before Stu wears his.

    • Knitting is not a competitive sport, Jossie! It’s the putting some love into every stitch that counts. (And maybe pouring in some frustration and anxiety as well, ’cause knitting sucks that stuff out of you and produces garments at the same time. I dare running or tennis to do the same!).

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