Wednesday, 20 January 2010
A Long Wednesday Wander.
Not a lot going on here at the moment apart from the clicking of knitting needles. Projects move on and new ones are started, but more of that in a moment. Last night I could be found clicking away on the camera rather than knitting pins as the fire's rich light called to me to preserve it for those dull days ahead.
The more it flickered the closer I went with the lens, the hypnotic flames curling fingers of orange up the chimney.
Hot, molten, liquidy heat....such bliss.
Anyhow, enough of that. Much excitement for Isabella this morning as a little fishing boat arrived on the quay on the back of a lorry. "That's not right," she announced to the driver, which I suppose is true really.
The tide was in and the river was quite busy with boats moored all around.
I love the contrasts of textures, the peeling paints and rough rope with a myriad of different knots, the names of which I have no idea.
Home again and look what I spotted peeping though the weeds while feeding the ducks.
Which led me on to look for more signs of spring.
And the more I looked, the more I found as is so often the way... if we only remember to look.
Ok, now it's on to the comedy part of the piece. I wanted to show you my tank top which I actually finished knitting on Sunday morning, wearing it out to lunch with friends Sunday lunchtime. I am so very pleased with it as it fits perfectly and I actually finished all the seams properly for the first time ever - what a differece that makes I can tell you. Unfortunately getting photographs has proved a challenge as it is dark early in the day and too dim again later on; this means I have tried to photograph myself! Welcome to Pip's Comic Gallery!
Please try to focus on the knitting and not the fact that I am clearly headless (deliberate I may add)
Suffice it to say that this was a very quick and easy knit, one to do while watching the tv, and is so lovely to wear that I have virtually lived in it since Sunday. It looks fab with jeans and over floaty dresses and smart skirts too. I really recommend trying it.
I'm already well into my next proect now - a jumper in soft charcoal wool with a bubbly sort of texture, but I think I have gone on quite long enough for today. Thank you to those who made it thus far and I'll get me back to my paperwork now (yes, you can see why I waffled on so long now).
Have a great Wednesday x