Sunday, February 18, 2007

Smack My Stitch Up

Oh my God I am actually knackered. Probably because I've been knitting like a bitch.

Yes, knitting.

Introduced to me by my housemate, my new friend knitting has completely revolutionized my life! Well not actually revolutionized it, but certainly made it more woolly. There's something about it that's so absorbing I'm not really sure how to convince those of you that aren't
78+ / from my mum's side of the family that it really is fun. And I mean really fun here guys, not like giddy dancing based fun, more like proper all out vodka dancing with a beautiful man at a live ABBA concert fun. Knitting Fun.

And then, last night, I discovered the world of intarsia, which is like having Knitting Fun, but only with two balls of yarn at the same time. I totally channeled my Grandmother. Check it out:

LOOK THERE ARE TWO DIFFERENT COLOURS IN THE SAME PIECE OF KNITTING! I'm not being funny here, but come on, how can this be anything apart the best thing in the world ever.

I've already made a scarf for my sister's birthday and frankly I am shit hot at this shit, bitches. (Less so with the channeling of my Grandmother just then.)

Right, I'm off to master rib stitch, and then get some fairisle on the go. Be afraid, be very afraid!


1 comment:

Pseudoangela said...

Awsome. I've just discovered that not only do we have similar opinions about HSBC, but that we both enjoy knitting. I've gotta figure out how to do intarsia. Have you tried knitting socks? They're fantastically satisfying. My grandmother was a knitter too.