Is it Time to Start Knitting Yet?

It’s been a long time since I posted anything about knitting…

Temperatures in the 90’s and 100’s, egregious humidity, dog days of summer…are a few reasons why knitting isn’t on my mind lately.

However, that doesn’t mean I haven’t been knitting!

I’ve tried a few projects, but they just didn’t work out for me. So I decided I’d work on a hat, at my leisure. I have a feeling it’s going to fit a very big-headed person, since I didn’t consult any pattern but cast just a whole bunch of stitches on to a circular needle. Tired of starting patterns, goofing up, and not knowing where or how I went wrong. There’s pretty much no good TV on at night, so we’ve been binge-watching Netflix shows.

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Sheenah and big-head hat

I came across a Netflix show that offers the best of both worlds for me: Slow TV National Knitting Night. It’s national for Norway, that is.  Wonder how that would pan out with an American TV producer:  hours and hours of knitting on TV?  Apparently, when the knitting episode originally aired in 2013, it was a very popular program in Norway. See more here from the Craftsy blog.

I started watching it, and every time I got ready to get up and do something else, a new, interesting scene came up. [I haven’t finished it yet. For some reason, Skip didn’t find it as compelling as I did! Maybe the same reason I don’t thrill to watching hours of woodworking shows and listening to the soundtrack of a saw blade.] The TV stars of knitting  got a project going (knitting a sweater for a tricked-out Harley), a contest going (beating the record for making a sweater from scratch; that is, from the sheep’s hide to the finished article), and all sorts of sidebar activities featuring historic knitting patterns, viewing the gorgeous seascapes the country offers, meeting enthusiastic knitters, touring a knitting museum. All with beautiful music and English subtitles. It’s a great show!

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Pony boy lounging on the quilt I’m trying to sew a border onto

 

Meanwhile..

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More inspiration for the onset of knitting season

What’s on your needles lately?

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “Is it Time to Start Knitting Yet?”

  1. I have difficulty inspiring myself to knit when it’s hot, too. Unfortunately, I am still inspired to buy more yarn, so by the time the weather is cool enough (very short period in FL), I have way more than I can possibly use.

  2. This made me laugh so much! I am also a ‘reluctant’ knitter. By that I don’t mean that I don’t want to knit -I do, it’s just that whatever I knit doesn’t ever quite end up looking as it is supposed to. I even set up a knit and natter (stitch n bitch) knitting group as I thought it might help improve my knitting. It didn’t, but the bonus was that I have made some lovely new friends and we still meet on a Friday morning to chew the fat and knit, well they usually knit, I just natter mostly!

    However, I am good with a a sewing needle and am starting out learning to weave, which I all ready seem to be much better at than knitting.

    Don’t even get me started on crochet!

    Love your blog btw, I should start writing again, perhaps about the trial of a newbie weaver…. 🙂

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