Saturday, July 2, 2011

Another end-of-story.

I gave the accidentally-mine top that I made last year a new lease of life. I was about to hand-wash it when inspiration struck - I gave it a bit of a turn in the front-loader.The thing that I love about knitting is the multi-faceted nature of the journey. I love the textures and colours of yarn and the explosion of ideas they inspire. I love seeing the yarn turn into something wearable, while I notice small improvements in my knitting skills. I love that I'm gaining a better understanding of yarn and gauge, but I'm still surprised at how things turn out. I love the fact that I can make fabric (I often just stop and look at the texture of it).

I love that I allow myself not to be a perfectionist with knitting, and simply take advantage of all the opportunities for design features that my rudimentary skills present. Sometimes the thing I started becomes
something else altogether by the time it's finished, and that's ok.

And I love that my fall-back finishing technique (FELT IT!) was a huge success in this instance.

10 comments:

whiterabbit said...

That's so pretty! Your skills don't seem to be 'rudimentary' at all!

zofia said...

Wow, that is a spectacular felting result!
It fits her perfectly.

Fiona said...

Great save!!

A Peppermint Penguin said...

Whereas I consider the information on a label "ideal for felting" to be warning NOT to buy it.

Andi said...

Lovely! No boob issues here!! ;)

Leonie said...

Sometimes felting IS a good thing :-)

CurlyPops said...

Thats completely adorable!

Handmade said...

I'm hearing ya!

Annie said...

HUGE SUCCESS - Huge! You are really embracing it all. If you would like a personalised PD in knitting machine - find a day or afternoon in the next 2 weeks and I will arrange it with mum. I'm on holidays now - so we could do it in Ballarat, or at your Studio. Find a date woman and make it happen, she's really OLD. Just turned 80 last week, so we need to make the most of her knowledge.

Fer (checking in when I can) said...

Now that's inspired! I agree with you about "making fabric", I think it stirs up those primal instincts in us. In a way I think we'd all still like to be self sufficient, if only modern society would let us! ♥