Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Click Clack Click Clack (etc)



You’d be forgiven for reckoning, that along with the lapse in regular bloggy activity around these parts, that everything crafty had also taken a flying leap out the nearest window. But you’d be wrong. Admittedly it isn’t the creative sort of activity launched by a nutty notion or a DAMMIT! I AM SO GIVING THAT CRAZY IDEA A WHIRL! Ah – I miss the time for that kind of thinking and mischief and making.



Rather, it’s the therapeutic click clack of the knitting needles, that punctuate the day in tiny blocks of time. As the kettle boils for the hot water bottle (my studio ain’t no Bahamas), the wool weaves its way, the sanity holds and I can kid myself I’ve had some quality ‘me’ time. Excellently, it’s just enough to keep my world on track for weeks at a time.

So, I thought I’d better tackle this knitty malarkey in style! I’ve considered cladding my nearest and dearest (and everyone I know with a birthday) in winter woollies and angsted over online colour selection and stalked the postie waiting for the parcels of yarny goodness to arrive.



I decided way in advance that this yarn and this pattern, (modelled by the eldest), was all sorts of right for this lady. A while ago, I spent a forever knitting a 2ply cardi in the same colour – ahem, worn lots in warmer weather, er, not yet properly blogged – so I knew it well. I stitched that origami-like pattern and thought about who was going to receive it and wondered how they were travelling and hoped they would like it, all the while crafting in loads of care and some heartfelt warm.



A gift to her and to me.

Ravelled here.

25 comments:

small + friendly said...

Oh it's just beautiful! And even as a new knitter I can relate to the comfort and "me time" quality it imparts.

Cinnamon said...

Isn't she lovely?!! The cowl too...

Cas said...

ooh i love that cowl. about to do myself a new one too :)

Tammi said...

I've been losing myself to the rhythmic click clack of the needles too lately :)
That cowl is so lovely, I adore the colour of the yarn and the girl modelling it...well she's a stunner!!

Kylie said...

It's just divine Tania :) The colour, the yarn, the sentiment... every little thing. You are a good egg. Kx

Megan said...

That colour looks great on your eldest. She looks so warm and snug in her new pretty scarf.

A Peppermint Penguin said...

nothing but the bestest!

your eldest - spitting image of her mother but with dark hair, I'm sure of it.

It's all beautiful. Except you needing a hot water bottle while you work!

severien said...

Wow, really beautiful. The colours, the yarn, the pattern, the photos...

bec said...

Wow, your girl is stunning. The cowl is gorgeous, love that colour. Looks too complicated for little ole me!

clare's craftroom said...

Your clacking is so gorgeous but the model , oh my !

Jenny from Ohjoh said...

Fabulous!
And nothing is better than receiving (or giving) something with extra love knitted in.

teddybearswednesday said...

GOrgeous and so is she! ( is it just me or does it match her eyes? or does she have eyes like mine that match themselves to anything remotely blue or grey)

SmitoniusAndSonata said...
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SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Such a beautiful cowl , knitted with love and in just the right colour , too , will make her feel better immediately .

quirky granola girl said...

you and the gorgeous knits!

Fer said...

I think it's that time of year, where we just want to knit and to hell with all the rest.

Gorgeous cowl, perfect colour too.

june at noon said...

That's the perfect sort of gift. Beautifully executed, and what a pretty model! It's too hot here for me to feel knitty at the moment, but that sounds wonderfully soothing for when the cooler months return.

(By the way, thought you'd want to know, I've reached 10k finally and will start training for a half marathon in August. Eek!)

Dee said...

I had breakfast with a friend, she was wearing a cowl that I thought looked familiar, turns out I saw it on your blog last week! We had a giggle. It looked beautiful and suits her perfectly.

Brydie said...

As someone that has a current obsession with the local wool shop's online catalogue, a new friendship with Ms Ravelry and far too many planned hooking projects. I completely understand... and I think the whole secret is that bit of 'me time' even if only for a few minutes while doing something else.

...and perfect colour for your gal.

Alisa said...

It's a freezy morning this morning and I feel as if I've landed in a gentle warm place. What a lovely post - cowl, images, gorgeous girl and all. x

Annette - "MyRoseValley" said...

What can I say. Gorgeous cowl, the most adorable model (oh my, look out - she is gonna break a few hearts I am afraid...) and wonderful pics. And entertaining writing. As always. :D

Jen said...

The cowl, the colour, the girl, the photo. Lovely. Thanks for sharing. x

h said...

that child!!

Angie said...

Your 'eldest' is one BEAUTIFUL child!! (psst, so is the cowl :p)

Lauren said...

This is lovely...but even more lovely is your stunning daughter! what a beautiful girl.