Wednesday, November 28, 2007

no brooklyn tweed

oooh i wish i could take better pictures. a lot of you take lovely pictures and i think it was jared's
photography skills that was part the reason why i started loving knitting again. but the peter sweater is progressing. i am a one at a time knitter, so of course it will as i spend many hours knitting every day for the time being. and i am quite happy with it. got some knitting problems fixed with the help of montse stanley ( i wrap the purl stitches next to the cables differently know) and used the tubular cast on. so in many ways it is more perfect than any other sweater with cables and ribbing. and it is so satisfactory to learn new things. montse has some good advice on everything....

talking about male knitters. go check the following out on ravelry:

asplund: swedish, blogless knitter, who makes the most lovely cable and stranded knitting. i am awestruck. he also does the most amazing needlepoint. that is something i find very interesting too. did a little as a child, but has never taken it up as an adult. but the results can be stunning and the process isn't necessarily too bad either.

i understand why men knit. i think the boxiness of knitting and cable patterns are very masculine features. i love to knit for children and for men. i haven't knitted anything for myself for two decades. i will make a cabled sweater but i think it is very difficult to find something that i think suits me.

my life is very much a mess workwise right now. energy is dropping. knitting is keeping me up plus the happy smile on peter's face when he saw the progress on the sweater in a café today. i hope that there will be some good news soon and that this crisis which i get through by 'knitting on with confidence and hope' will lead to something i will think about as a happy time in my life in 10 years time.


Peggy said...

Photography skills are secondary to knitting skills.
It's coming along very well, I like all the cabley textures.

Sorry work life is still dragging you down, all my best for a speedy resolution!

tiennie said...

We all can't be brooklyn tweed but your awesome knitting skills shows in your photos! Beautiful.

Vivienne said...

It's certainly looking lovely in your photos.

I get depressed about my photos too - but I think blogging is helping me to improve them. I now have more of an idea of how to make a picture look good (usually by using daylight). Not much help at this time of year! It's a slow process though.

Janet said...

I came over to your blog after reading your comment on Jean's. I was intrigued with your suggestion of making a list of music and literature in which there is a mention of knitting. But that aside, what do I see when I look at your blog but a blue sweater looking quite similar to the just finished sweater which I am wearing today for the first time.