Tuesday, 8 July 2008


Photo from 'At Home in Harrogate' Knutty Knitter meet last night. Four Namaste bags from four proud knitters (one was missing). Mine is the 'Malibu' on the right! All came from the excellence that is Purlesence . I guess that these bags symbolise more than something to put knitting in -any tote would do the job I guess, but they represent the sharing & the bond of friendship that has developed through Ravelry & 'At Home in Harrogate'. Ravelry has truly knitted friendship & must be treasured for that alone (& a GREAT stash of yarn...... & a clutch of finished items......& a a LONG queue....!!!!!!!). I am a bit out of my comfort zone here but it needs to be said!
Before I start blubbing on the keyboard........ I have actually started to knit something with SLEEVES (no seams though!) The wonderful & long Wimbers final gave me a headstart on Mr Greenjeans. I dived into the stash I produced some New Lanark Mills Aran. So far so good, although some of the sizing stories would have given me nightmares if I hadn't already been having them because of 'stuff' at school!!!!!
Excuse the fairly brief & emotional post. I will get my act together in the next few days. Must go knit some sweater!


Heather L. said...

I must get back on ravelry and start exploring! I've been too busy. I've been to New lanark and I think my sister even bought some yarn there once. :)

I did teach a little girl to knit this weekend! How rewarding! and she was so pleased and determined. :)

terri said...

I'm a namaste gal too:-)

Joanne said...

It's so good to have friends. :) Especially friends with knitting bags! OK, you asked me something on my blog. "Canning" is the phrase used in the USA to put up jams, jellies, chutneys, pickles into glass jars. The tops are metal, with a flat top and a separate twisting band. I think the term came from when people really did use cans, but the notion is that if you adequately boil things and sterilize them and seal them, they sit on your shelf indoors (no matter what the weather) and wait for when you're ready to eat it. Although folks have been preserving food for a long long time, canning is only about 150 years old. Before that, people used animal bladders and other yucky stuff. Probably too much information...I know!

Queen of the froggers said...

I look forward to seeing your Mr Greenjeans, Its a great cardi.