Sunday, October 01, 2006


The end of this week has been a blur of Knitaround Hastings posters. I visited a great exhibition in the SoCo gallery, Wednesday afternoon, whilst I was out putting up posters in the Old Town of Hastings. It was called Creative Routes II. 'Showcasing the work of 17 Hastings based creative practitioners who have been inspired and stretched by the Professional Development program provided by Hastings Borough Council's Arts Development Dept.' One of the highlights of the exhibition was these knitted Gladiator Helmets by Wendy Newell. Another highlight of the exhibition for me was a collection of 365 postcards....a one year art project by Annabel Tilley.

Its been a difficult groundhog day knitwise, I have knitted and unravelled the second sock at least four timesevery time something would go wrong, the first time it didn't look right, the second and third time I dropped a doubled stitch on my short row heels, finally I'm heading towards the toe, I've bought some regia jeans stretch to knit this lovely lace sock pattern I found here http://www.magknits.com/Sept06/patterns/snowflakesocks.htm

I have also managed to get some more spinning done, although I still havent started blocking the sweater, I think the biggest fear is finding its not going to turn out exactly how I expected , or maybe my tension was out, and its not going to fit quite right, the yarn is Noro Silk Garden so it was quite a pricey project, I'm just going to have to take the bull by the horns!

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