24 April 2013
I ended up frogging the Baby Kimono that I shared last week, thank you for all your lovely comments but I couldn't get any more yarn, did not want to buy any more and had nothing suitable in my very small stash so that I could knit stripes as some of you suggested. I was so disappointed by this project and my lack of yarn planning that I lost my knitting mojo for a few days before searching for an alternative on Ravelry. It was really hard to find two projects suitable for boy babies in the first place so I really struggled, there was nothing I liked for this weight of yarn, so I searched for something I could adapt and chose this one. In a twist if irony I had a flare up of urticaria this week, having complained about endless knit rows I found knitting purl stitches too painful! I had hoped to have this nearly cast off by now but I have not been able to knit for three days this week so progress has been slow. I am pretty sure I will have enough yarn for this project as I have just added ball two, I hope there will be no more games of yardage chicken!
I am nearing the end of How to Paint a Dead Man by Sarah Hall and don't want it to finish. I feel like I have been looking in at a window of the worlds of the four characters and want to carry on. This is a book that changes perspective with every chapter, each written from the perspective of one of the four characters, one of them in the second person. It is about art, life, death and the feeling of being trapped and waiting for something to happen, to move on, whilst reflecting on the past. I love the narrative it paints a wonderful picture for me.
Joining in with Tami for this weeks work in progress and Ginny for this weeks sharing of knitting and reading.