Thursday, October 29, 2009

Knitting in the library!

Not only do I have a fully functioning camera again, I actually have something to post about too. I only picked up my replacement camera yesterday so I haven't had time to really find out how to use it, but I didn't let that stop me taking lots of photos at the 'Inspirational Knitting' workshop that I went to today. Run by Suzie Johnson in the Uni campus library this was a really nice way to spend a day- took my mind off all the other things I need to be doing right now and re-acquainted myself with knitting needles and (posh) yarn.

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First up Suzie gave us the chance to rummage in the big tubs of yarn to pick two colours

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I went for a fairly classy combination, but mainly because someone else had beaten me to the hot red that I had my eye on.

sample piece

Our first task was to knit a little test piece in two colours

grapes and yarn in the uni library- how civilised

Then we moved on to the surprisingly complicated task of making balls of multi-coloured, multi-textured yarn. Lots of us could be heard counting out loud at this point. Suzie provided inspiration by showing us images of work by Kaffe Fassett, and assuring us it was really easy to knit like him.

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A selection of Suzie's produce...things to inspire us to make our own masterpieces.

my 'masterpiece'

And here is mine! It's as if Kaffe himself had popped in and done some knitting. Ok, maybe he was drunk and blind and couldn't remember how to count when he was doing it, but it's sort of the same.

The results of our day knitting in the library

And here's the group's offerings- neatly piled on some knitting books.

Suzie runs knitting workshops from her home and sells yarn from her front room...i'm looking forward to going round and seeing just how many balls of wool one woman can own.

3 comments:

Lost in the Forest said...

LOL! I'm sure Kaffe would be very proud of his drunken knitting :)

ismoyo said...

Wow great photos! Looks like you had a fun day!

I also wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog the other day and showing support on our CIS worries. Much appreciated!

Johanna said...

Oh wow, this looks really interesting. I wish I'd known about it!