Wednesday 24 May 2023

Taking a break

 I have a finish to show - the Frisian Whitework strawberry decoration is complete.   It hangs on my cabinet door.   

Despite finishing this and still having boxes of thread and fabric in stash I cannot find anything that inspires me.   This week I went through all my charts and books but …. No.  Nothing seems to bring on the enthusiasm.   For the next week I have a visitor staying so will take a break from stitching and make some progress on my knitting and then see what happens.

What am I knitting, you ask?   I am hoping this will turn into a warm and wearable cardigan of the variety my beloved Mother described as an “at home cardie”.   I’m knitting from a cone of wool so I can avoid too much sewing in of ends.   After a lifetime of sewing in the ends on Mother’s striped knitting I think I’ve earned a respite 😂


Lyn Warner said...

I love the wool! Enjoy the break.

Leonore Winterer said...

Knitting is a fun way to spend some time as well! If you really dislike weaving in ends, I recently learnt a method that cuts way down on it (as long as you just need a new ball of the same colour at least). If you want to check it out, it works like this:

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

The strawberry is lovely.
It’s nice to have a different hobby to keep the enthusiasm going.

Chris said...

That Strawberry looks perfect, you're so talented Margaret. I've not stitched for an age and have several WIPs but no enthusiasm. I seem to be in a rut, but the garden changes have cheered me up Love the colours of your cardi, really pretty.