Well, look who it is

Did you see it yesterday? The bit in the Times?! Of all the things I thought I’d be in the paper for – robbery (of wool), arson (no wool left), mutiny (“knitters unite to overthrow unsheeply government”) or maybe my piano playing (“pianist in woolly one-piece faints during rectial”) – I wasn’t really expecting such good publicity 😀

The sock wants to be in the paper too

If you’re curious, you can have a proper look at the whole thing here. You’ll have to squint but I think it’s readable.

Did everyone have a good time yesterday during World Wide Knit In Public Day? I didn’t have time to drop into the festivities in the city centre but you can read about them here. By all accounts, a great time was had by all. Since I knit in public nearly every day anyway, I wasn’t really into the urgency of the event, but I didn’t want to let the day pass unmarked. So I cast on for a new project!

Orangina Work In Progress by Stefanie Japel
Humble beginnings of Orangina

I’m not sure if it is safe for me to knit lace right now. The pattern has a four row repeat – two of which are purl rows – and I still got hopelessly lost in the second repeat. Usually I can figure it out pretty quickly and just tink back to correct it. Not this time. I ripped it out and managed to re-cast on the wrong number of stitches. I got going eventually though. Sheesh.

Lastly, you may or may not have heard, but KnitCast is back. Marie Irshad started one of the very first knitting podcasts back in the day and I have missed her cheery interviews during her hiatus. How kind of her to return just when I’ll have finished my exams! Happy days!

10 thoughts on “Well, look who it is

  1. Yaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Fame at last 😀 That’s so cool 😀 And a nice piece too.

    What are you knitting Orangina with?

  2. Hi Aileen,

    I really enjoyed your article in the Times yesterday you are a girl after my own heart, I am never far away from knitting needles or a crochet hook and the latest is beading which also works with the bag making, have a look at my web site, maybe we can do reciprocal links?


  3. Hey! That is terrific! You know, some people over here get so obsessed with Aran knitting, and when I was in that category at first (my first obsession, really!), I was under the impression that everyone in Ireland knits.

  4. I love knitting but it hasnt really been “cool” in recent years. I have a great collection of patterns if you need anything. Some are stitch craft going back to 1959!!

  5. Congratulations Aileen. Great article on knitting. Love the photo of your knitting, especially the socks! 🙂

  6. It was great to read the article about you in the Times on Saturday. I sympathised with you on the one sleeve doldrums. I’ve been there but YEARS ago my mother (who knitted Aran jumpers to send to Galway) told me about doing two sleeves together. This really works well – though not on circular needles, unless you have the two going at the same time on two circular needles. If you put in extra lines on one it will go on the other at the same time and they’ll still end up the same… My mother also taught me continental knitting which is brilliant – you hold the yarn in your left hand, as in crochet, and it is really easy to change from knit to pearl if you’re doing a rib. Also you can use two colours and have one in each hand and just toggle between them really easily. I’m glad I found you I’ll be checking in from now on. All the Best

  7. Hey congrats Aileen!! I was totally out of things going on in blogland and my Mum pointed me in the direction of your interview!!AND a friend said it to me today also, who knows I knit.Well done!!

  8. Hee,Hee thanks for putting your pic on 😉 dont worry Ive had to re-start my knitted red lace sweater 5 times! and by God i will finish it- i wont let it get the better of me.

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