Tuesday 25 February 2014

I am likely to lose my crown if I don't knit more.

So it has been a LONG time since my last post. Granted there is only so much I can say about the benefits of single rib or moss stitch but there is even less to say if I stop knitting altogether.

In the past month and a bit I have made two things. TWO! That is it. Very unlike me and means my self applied moniker, Queen of the Knit, is in jeopardy. How can I call myself Queen of something I seem to have stopped doing?

Anyway I appear to have regained a little of my knitting/crochet mojo and have produced items for friends birthdays. Both were scarves. "How very adventurous your highness" I hear you yell sarcastically. I agree, not at all interesting. Or is it?

The first scarf was very run of the mill. It was blue and I knocked it up for a friend's 40th birthday. I hope he liked it, I can not say for sure. The second, however, was far more interesting (if the production of a scarf can be deemed interesting). This one I made for my sister's birthday and I was very tempted to keep it for myself until I realised I could make another one very easily so there was no need to deprive my little sister of such a delight.

I have photographic evidence of this one for your delectation.

The scarf before it is worn.

Me wearing the scarf. Apologies for the double chin.

So as you can see the finished article is made up of granny squares sewn together. I still have loads of granny squares left over so I could always make one for myself but then my sister and I have a habit of wearing the same things so maybe not. It does mean that if I make or buy her something chances are she will like it which is very handy.

In other news and in my other life (opera singer) I saw Peter Grimes on Sunday, performed by English National Opera, at the cinema. It was fabulous. The only thing that bothered me was one character had to knit and she was not very adept at it whilst singing. Therefore you will probably find me, from now on, knitting whilst singing so I am ready when this particular skill is required again.