I'm missing the colour knitting!
Thanks for the suggestions on getting out of a knitting slump. I didn't understand some of them. Knitting a kerchief or washcloth are things I pretend I know about and nod wisely. I still have not had a satisfactory answer to this: Is a washcloth for the body (where I come from we call this a "flannel") or for the dishes (a "dishcloth")? I can't imagine using a knitted item for the former purpose, although I know the latter were knitted in the olden days. And I like things from the olden days, as Thomas reminded me. Perhaps that's where the kerchief would come in too...As for fondling the yarn, that was a nice thought but fortunately I have a cat!
I will endeavour to take kindly meant comments more seriously.
Anyway - I've solved it, I am missing my colour knitting. I just needed a fix and it needed to be useful, not pointless, too. Now at this time of year when the Test Matches are in full swing I don't like to be without my three band radio, but it suffers from the headphones doing knitting of their own when swilling around in the handbag. This is a thing like an Ipod but for people who have no interest in recorded music and need to listen to the radio at all times. So out with my Rowan Handknit DK cotton scrapbag, and the Stitch n Bitch book and we have - Cricket's technicolour cricket listening cosy:
Happy radio! This just took a couple of hours and I particularly like the colours (but as they were stash presumably I liked them in the first place when I bought them) and the engineered gap for the headphone socket. There is a similar thing in one of the Simply Knitting magazines that could be done in Cotton Glace.
In the meantime I have started the back of Patti, fortunately the weather has cooled down a bit the Peace Fleece isn't too heavy to work with:
I'm now going to start winding up some Rowanspun DK for the Stone Argyll Sweater which I plan to start on 1st August. I will probably be knitting it for the rest of the year! Here are the yarns:
How creative can you get?
At the weekend I was staying with some friends and discovered the teenage daughters spending Sunday afternoon creating a tiny organic farm out of the Sunday supplements. I wonder if Country Living will reintroduce "Single Farmer of the Month" any time soon?
Geeky content ahead
I've been waiting to photograph this chap on the M42 for months and had the opportunity today. I work on the roads, OK. I am supposed to know about the Traffic Signs Manual and the official Highway Code sign for a lorry route. So where did the little driver chap come from and are there any more around?
I love the idea of someone in the Signs Department getting a bit creative but I'm sure there is a much more prosaic answer.