Welcome to The Ordinary Knitter, a knitting podcast discussing projects, yarns and patterns. This week: knitted baubles, To the Sea is finished, Stitch Fiddle, charity knitting, Ivy by Glenna C, wrap tops and the joy of Crocs. A longer episode this week as I’m in rambling, reflective mode. This time we were uninterrupted by social media alerts, small boys or large husbands, always a bonus.
Ft knitting patterns:
- To the Sea (don’t be fooled by the date of the project – that was v1, which met a sticky end)
- Ivy by Glenna C
- Cross Over Cardigan by Thomas B. Ramsden
- Garden Clog Socks by Sarah Stevens
Ft knitting videos:
Ft knitting sites:
- StitchFiddle – a charting tool
Ft knitting books:
Look at these lumpy horrors! Have you ever lain in bed in the morning, knowing you have to get up, not wanting to, and fantasising about breaking a leg or something so that you can loll about doing nothing for a few weeks? No? Just me? Oh well. I’m not claiming a broken leg is a walk in the park and a slipped disc certainly had its moments (I remember the victory, after a month, of being able to put my socks on all by myself), but I won’t deny I loved being able to sit and knit for three weeks, while listening to podcasts. It was sheer bliss.
I had just acquired 55 Christmas Balls to Knit by Arne & Carlos from the library, and set to. The knitting itself went well and I started developing personalised designs for family and friends. They make lovely teacher presents; children can come up with design ideas and a colour scheme, even if they can’t do the actual knitting. It was the stuffing that let me down. I’ve taken a tip from an Instagrammer (I’m so sorry not to credit by name but the conversation was ages ago and I just can’t remember who it was) and will this year be knitting them over a polystyrene ball. I’ll let you know how it goes…