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Friday, May 18, 2007

new starts long weeks

This past few weeks have been the longest, most rewarding weeks ever.
We are really proud of what we achieved with the Knit a river campaign, when I say 'we' I mean everyone who contributed. This thing didn't happen because of me or I Knit London, it happened because of you! It happened because so many people got on board and contributed.

The march last Saturday was brilliant. I didn't carry any river myself as I had to be a kind of steward, I say kind of as I don't think I really did much. People kept telling that I should be proud and I was. I was proud to be part of a collective of people, albeit a massive collective, who are inspiring enough to care about other people. I'm proud of that.

I've noticed a trend over the past few months. Lots of the major development agencies are now focusing on ensuring people have access to water in poorer countries than ours. Marvellous.

This week has been brilliant, too. I've been in a kind of dizzy haze for most of the week, catchng up on some sleeping and I'm getting back to the knitting! see below.

This is my first ever lace. I'm so proud. It's from Victorian Lace today which I got from my secret pal a few weeks ago. It is called 'Scarf with the striped border from Wheldon's, Volume 5, 1890'. It is described in the book as Easy Lace, page 80, and it is very easy. I can't wait to get to the intermediate lace! I even took it to the pub with me on wednesday and I don't think I have made a mistake, I still have 42 stitches!!!
I've used Habu Tsumugi (silk) colour 5 on 4mm denise needles. I seem to be quite good at it, obviously, but it is described as 'easy' remember.
My sister is almost 8 months pregnant so I think I may have to make a Christening shawl. A Christening is unavoidable.
I'm having a day off which means working in the shop but this has to be the best job. I've met a wonderful woman from Australia who is visiting her son, she makes clothes for all the babies in her neighbourhood, how brilliant is she! I met a visitor to the square who is from Israel. He's staying for the summer and told me his mum is part of a knitting club at home and she knew all about I Knit London - mad. And other arsorted sock obsessed lovelies, including a woman from Manchester who I think should demand that someone open a shop up there! I made a baby almost cry just by looking at her (I always blame the beard) but she was ok in the end and her mum went off with enough for two cardingans for her.
Have a great weekend.


Anonymous said...

YAY! looks lovely!


janine said...

The Lace looks lovely, I made that scarf in some Sock weight cashmere - yummy!
I'm coming to London on business June 5th and have already printed out the directions to your shop - I'm only a little way away in Kensington for the day :-)