A quick one, my fine friends, because I’m knitting against a deadline. And for now, the deadline seems to be winning. 🙁 I haven’t even drafted this post on paper; just opened the little flap in my brain behind which all the crazy lives, and let it all dribble out uncensored onto the keyboard. Consider y’self warned. And maybe fetch a stiff drink.
So Tuesday is Stylecraft judging day with Lucy from Attic24, and having self-imposed this ridiculous deadline of designing/knitting a new skirt to wear for the occasion, and then re-starting it at the eleventh hour, I’m in a pickle. The sort of pickle that might raise a few eyebrows from fellow judges at the indecent shortness of my attire. It’s just not happening fast enough. You know you’re in trouble when you give serious consideration to dealing with the weaving-in-ends problem by using Superglue. Here’s some progress:-
Ultimately, this is to be a skirt with funky fairisle braces, but that’s not going to happen in time, is it? I’ve been doing my best. I’ll spare you any pictures of the knitting-in-the-bath that’s been going on, but I’ve also been knitting at the bus stop…
And I knitted at Oxford’s Museum of Modern Art whilst puzzling over topiary in a wig.
…And I knitted on the pavement whilst sighing over the loss of part of the top floor of Oxford’s historic Randolph Hotel to fire the other night. Look top middle of this picture and you’ll see the most obvious damage. Sigh. It’s such a beautiful gothic building.
And now, if you’ll be kind enough to excuse me, I have some more knitting to do. Can’t wait to bring you pictures from the mill and the judging…
Lottie Lussekatt says
Well it’s just a matter of how long you want the skirt to be 😉
The Twisted Yarn says
Long enough to avoid being arrested! 😉
Lottie Lussekatt says
Well then it’s all good 😉
Betsy Alspach says
Hey, sometimes we have to do what we have to do ? It will be gorgeous whenever it is done.
It looks beautiful so far…it can be paired with a simple pair of black leggings and look great for a night out. Good work…Keep at the knitting;-)
I know it probably doesn’t seem it to you but I can’t believe how quickly your skirt is growing.
The fire at the Randolph looks pretty dramatic, I’m amazed at how long the fire service have been in attendance watching for ‘hot spots’.
Love, love that skirt, and that yarn …. o my, love those colours. Mmmm …. maybe I should get over my childhood-knitting-trauma so that I can make a beautiful skirt like yours, too …..
Oh no, The Randolph!
Good luck! Have fun. Just wear leggings under the skirt – you’ll look gorgeous, I’m sure!
The skirt really does look lovely, it really will all be worth it!! I hope you have a fun day judging 🙂
Lovely skirt, I Hope you get it done in time! It sounds like you are doing your very best anyway. Wishing you luck x
Andrea @ This Knitted Life says
You might not meet your deadline, but girl, that is gorgeous. As I have said before, I LOVE LOVE LOVE those colors. Please come pick out paint samples for my house.
The skirt is lovely, don’t rush it. Time for devising a Plan B.
Wow!! That’s serious knitting… I’m sending good vibes your way 🙂