Spending time in a Doctor's waiting room is a drag. You can't help but eye off other patients in the room and mentally note who's next or who's late or convincing yourself out of another pap smear. What to do? Cross your legs and pick up a magazine to take your mind away from the surrounding ailments. The magazine that caught my eye was a Vogue Living. Believe it or not, it was a relatively recent publication although it was sitting on a New Idea with Lady Diana and Charles on the front cover! True, it was that old. I wonder if divorce is on the cards? Anyway, I digress...
Within the dog-eared publication, I came across an inspirational article about knitting. Not just any knitting, but BIG BIG knitting with gigantic needles and rope like wool. Awesome. I love it. I want to have a go!
So I went to my local knitting shop in Sydney and bought the biggest, fattest knitting needles they had (25mm) and cut some old stretch knit fabric into 25 mm wide strips and started to knit (see work in progress above). The knit is so chunky and fast too. I like fast especially when it comes to knitting as it usually bores me to tears. Have you knitted anything on a big scale? I would love to know
Here's the article from Vogue Living and the inspirational lady is Sydney based Jacqueline Fink of Little Dandelion (see her blog here) and below that is some of her work (from a professional, not an amateur like me). She specialises in throws blankets and shrugs in linen and wools
I'll show you pictures when I've completed knitting whatever I'm making