Monday, January 07, 2008

It's been a while...

... but I didn't want to blog until Earnshaw was done. And now it is! (Yes I am hugging the radiator - it's freezing in Glasgow, and daylight for decent photographs is but a distant memory)

Earnshaw has a couple of problems ...

... it is a little wide. In fact I could fit one and half of me in it.

It has a breathtakingly strange-looking hood ...

... and the sleeves were a tad long.

But it is most definately loved!

I can finally blog about The Force scarf for the boy. Currently at 'orce be with you'; it will eventually say 'May the Force be with you'. The idea being that the force is always with you even if see it you cannot...

Above is the front view, and below is from the side - it's called Shadow Knitting, and I believe it originated in Japan.

I got the idea from a girl on Craftster and thought it would be a great Christmas present for the boy. (Yes I did wrap it on the needles ... )

Whilst tidying away the Christmas decorations, the boy was struck with one of those 'episodes' - you know the ones: The 'we have to get organised, and clean, and sort things out in the house!!' That kind of thing.

I was in the living room knitting and pretending I couldn't hear him calling me to get involved in the Great Cleaning Episode. This worked until I heard the sound of something large being thrown on the floor followed by the words 'do you want this stuff or not? ... since you haven't used it in three years!' Curiosity piqued (and fear of Important Things being discarded without my overseeing eye) I shuffled through to see what the large 'thing' was.

Turns out it was a binbag containing, amongst other things, the Tupperware lollypop maker passed to me from my mum. Bringing back memories of my childhood in Cyprus I had to bring them back to life. Plus ice lollies made from cranberry juice have got to be a good detoxifying start to my new year diet, right?



Midsummer night's knitter said...

Hey - two really great knits - well, one and 3/4 ;0)


TangledFrog said...

Love Earnshaw! And very glad you didn't decide to take up another hobby.

Celeste said...

What a fantastic jumper, I love the shape and especially the colour. There isn't enough orange in the world.
And well done for rescuing the lollipop maker. I salvaged my Mums when she was threatening to throw them. Thankfully (sort of) blokey is never hit with an unprompted urge to clean, or I'm sure he'd throw them out too.

Flavaknits said...

Earnshaw at last in all its glory! Congratulations! And I love the shadow knitting scarf , its so clever.

sienna said...

Welcome back!!

What a cozy sweater! I LOVE the scarf & I miss those popsicles too. :)

Happy New Year!