Saturday, June 9, 2012

Scarves, Olympics, and Knitting in Literature Joke


I'm back on a regular knitting schedule, and very excited.
World Wide Knit in Public Day starts today and goes on all week!

I've made two of these scarves, the yellow and black above for an aunt's birthday, and another pink shawl for another aunt's birthday.

Also, I had a gift certificate for Effiloche and bought some gorgeous cashmere/merino/silk yarn to make a baby blanket to go with the booties. But just look:

I wanted to buy everything in the shop!

Part of the baby gift package will include another handmade gift, though not made by me. A friend's mother makes breastfeeding aprons and ponchos - gorgeous.

Meanwhile, I haven't done a knitting in literature post in a while. This doesn't actually qualify, but I thought it was a funny quip: Chaber yarn!

And the Olympics are coming! I haven't decided if I'll do any Olympics knitting this year. But a mystery knitter (today is also international yarn bombing day!) has already beaten us all to it:

"A mystery knitter has left a huge Olympics-themed knitted work on the pier in Saltburn-by-the-Sea near Teesside." (there are many more photos on the site)


  1. I'm amazed at the renaissance of knitting, but I definitely understand it. There's something so relaxing about this craft and the rewards are amazing. Amazing unless it's me doing the knitting. I'm not good. My grandma was excellent. I guess I depended on her to turn out the beautiful garments, so I didn't take up the needles! Shame on me.

  2. Sounds like me - when I make sweaters and things, I really on my mother for the sewing. Knitting's easy, but sewing?? I just can't seem to improve...

    1. Patience with fabric is what I lack. Now give me a blank page and ask me to fill it with words that make sense and I'm fine. Oh well, we all should have our own crafts to excel in.

      Glad you're a Monty Python fan.