Amsterdam hosted Euro Pride this year. Himself and I went to wave our Freaky Flag and add our support. There are few things that help illustrate to me just how privileged I am than the fact that I live in a free city where not only can this parade exist, but that I can go and celebrate with my friends, and their friends and not have to worry about discrimination or attack from anything more upsetting than pick pockets.
It’s a humbling experience, and yet I come away from it today still so full of love, good feelings and emotion that I wonder how bad news and wars can exist in the same world where events like this happen. Would you like to know more?
There were a few questions when I posted about visiting Enkhuizen, regarding the yarn I bought. The project I was in the middle of was one you’ve all seen before, my Dreambird. The inspiration came from a ball of Kauni in the “EQ” colourway.
I love the rainbow so much! And had been dreaming of this yarn since it was first brought to my attention years ago! Would you like to know more?
I have been a bit distracted and busy recently, so when I found myself the other night without a suitable project to take to knit night, I just shoved some yarn, needles and my ipad into my bag, trusting that it would all work out when I got there.
This Japanese Feather and Fan shawl is what eventuated.
I think it’s going to be remarkably vibrant when it’s completed.
Taking inspiration from The Yarn Harlot, I thought I’d show you what my inner knitter has been up to.
She’s a silly bint, who has packed away my other unfinished objects and begun a new scarf instead.
This is ridiculous on a number of levels. The first being that; I hate making scarves. I have previously informed Himself that if I’m about to begin a scarf to tell me not to, and drag the needles out of my hands. Obviously he was unsuccessful in this instance.
I always get about a foot in and think “Oh my goodness! How much longer does this thing need to be?!?” And I can tell you now, I like LONG scarves. Think eight foot long, long scarves. (multiple wrap arounds)
The second reason is that I have 2 unfinished objects that have been hanging on for a year with just a couple hundred odd stitches left to go.
I mean you saw the socks! All they need is one toe decreased, and then to be closed up with kitchener stitch and they’d be done. But no.
For the shiny new colourful yarn with smooth gradient transitions calls to me. It speaks to me, and tells me that it’s much more engaging to watch the colours change as the yarn slides through my fingers.
And entrelac, the stitch pattern, is so much easier than having to follow lace charts! Though still results in an interesting and fun fabric! (Ignoring that fact that I have the sock chart memorised and in decreasing the toe, am no longer even on the chart)
What ever shall I do with my Inner Knitter?
Isn’t my new scarf going to be gorgeous???!!! *grins*