Thursday, August 6, 2009

My Creative Space



Given there are only 27 sleeps until Spring has officially sprung, it is a somewhat belated realisation that I may just well own a beret-wearing gene. I’m knitting Brooklyn Tweed’s delicious Porom pattern and I. Just. Can’t. Stop. It’s a crafty addiction worse than anything to date. I have crossed a line. The creative space follows me everywhere – so much so that I have my kids on Traffic Light Duty. I can generally squeeze in a few pattern repeats before three anklebiters scream GREEEEEEEEN! GO! GO! GO! in my ear. None of that amber-warning, easing-into-things malarkey for them. The thumping headache is coming along nicely thanks, but so is my new-to-me fashion statement.

Zoom on over to Kirsty’s for more My Creative Space...

PS. Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed is a (gasp!) male (gasp!) knitter/designer who owns a blog oozing woolly style. You can access his patterns via Ravelry.

30 comments:

june at noon said...

Yup, that's the sign of a true addiction. Some day your children will reminisce on the days of light monitoring while Mom knitted away!

Amanda said...

Holy Cow I am jealous lol I can barely keep a handle on knitting needles sitting on the couch lol..

You go Momma :P

Leonie Guld said...

oh.......Please post the result of this pattern, I look at the brooklyn tweed stuff and just drool! Love the color. x

caramela said...

LOL! You are really loving this...I would love to see how this object of loving obsession turns out...
Have a lovely day!
Annamaria

Kylie said...

Oh how fabulous!... and how funny! Your knitting's looking pretty cute. GREEEEEEN! K :)

Anonymous said...

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Good heavens, must be good if we get six exclamation marks...
And thanks for the insight into just HOW you get so much done.
W

Gina said...

Oh, I can totally see you wearing a beret. Might be a hot new spring look...

Sandrine said...

You may have to post a sign at the back of your creative space with "beware of addicted knitter" ;)))

One Flew Over said...

Once you start, you can' stop...I think I will now be goign to sleep to the Pringle jingle.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

So they advise on the work rhythm , but you get to wear the finished product . What's in it for them ? Apart from a mother with a warm head and Style .
P.S. Orange and fish finger smoothie ? Now , that's silly .

Kate said...

I totally get that all consuming craft addiction thing. My only problem is that there are no traffic lights in Daylesford.

Mel said...

Put it this way, if I could take my sewing machine into the car and sew at the lights, I would. You are not alone in the obsession department! Can't wait to see the final results - MODELLED too please!

Nikki Cardigan said...

A newly discovered gene... wowza. That's a bit scary. I wonder what others you've got hiding away in there!! Although if they are as glamourous as beret-wearing, there should be some fun times ahead.

PS. I don't for pnce believe you were being humourous about the red light thing. I think you are telling the truth!

Loz and Dinny said...

brilliant - put those small to good use! I'm all for it! But now just teach them to watch the orange on the other lights so you can really start testing your speed .. orange ... red... it's coming ...green GO GO GO!

Angie said...

I can now understand the appeal of knitting, you really can take it everywhere!

I've made a mental note that you have knitted the vest I'm attempting, beware the novice knitter! I keep looking at all those gorgeous patterns on ravelry and imagine much knitting ahead of me (if I can just get through this vest).

Peta @ Pippiwillow said...

I see an "intervention" coming on..Can your hear the megaphone...."Mrs we have you surrounded...put down the knitting needles and all other craft implements, step away from your hot glue gun, unhand you bedazzler and no you may not photograph this intervention for your next post..." Peta

Melanie said...

Haha. I could've taken almost this exact photo today, though my knitting was left for once I had the car actually parked at school, with one asleep and one jumping around in the back! No camera though, so no playing today, but now I'm off to (hopefully) finish mine :)

Lauren said...

Oh the beret will be lovely when its all finished, which woun't be long by the sound of it!

Cindy said...

That beret is so cool, yeah for the blokes

redorgrayart said...

i carry my camera everywhere...scissors...fabric...oh no!
me too!

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Smitonius says: I love Brooklyn Tweed's knits.... look forward to seeing your FO!

Kirsty said...

That's dedication. I'm not quite keen enough for red light craft.

This is looking wonderful.

Jenaveve said...

Haha! I used to do that with books... but I fear it may be a little more dangerous with sharp implements at the wheel!

And when you're on to a good creative spark, you go girl! Love it.

Tinniegirl said...

I'll be watching out for you on the road missy. Dangerous!!!!

Love Brooklyn Tweed. Thanks for the link.

Now, quick, back to my granny rug. Spring is coming.

Cath from chunkychooky said...

... but are you knitting on the toilet I ask?

Lucy Bowler said...

What a classic! I'll be looking out for you too!

Christie said...

bloody volvo drivers!

Tammy James said...

Lol ... now what I'd like to know is how you can knit at lights behind the wheel AND take a photo of it! ; )

sushipie said...

can't wait to see it. that is if your ALIVE to finish it! haha.

Tracy said...

It is always reassuring to know that there is someone even more obsessed with knitting than me. It raises the question though, where else are you doing it?