Can you hear that? Listen! Silence… complete and blissful silence. Ah, bliss. I’m sitting in a hotel room in West Yorkshire, overlooking this view:-
There’s even a little bit of snow!
Yup, it’s the beginning of another Stylecraft Blogstars weekend (previous shenanigans here, here, here, here, here, here, and here). I have much to share with you about the weekend already, but that will have to come in a separate post. For now, let’s catch up on the last few days.
Let’s begin with some yarnery. I was hoping to be able to share the finished version of my latest project with you, because I’m rather excited about it but, well, it’s not quite finished. I’m knitting rural Oxfordshire, because I love the changing colours of the landscape, and I love knitting, so it seemed only logical to combine the two. The good news is that summer is finished:-
And so is winter:-
…but spring and autumn remain works in progress. I’ll write a post about the whole process, once all four are complete.
Meanwhile, I stepped well and truly outside my comfort zone this week, and into a photographic/video studio. And because the whole thing was yarn-related, I thought that you might like to come along for the ride.
This all came about because I was contacted by a company that’s starting to sell knitting/crochet products in the UK, and they wanted someone yarny to demonstrate their products in promotional photos and videos. What could possibly go wrong, I thought? Well the first answer to that was that they wanted to focus all cameras primarily on my hands, and guess where I’d scrawled my to-do list in permanent ink the previous night? Yup, you guessed it. Sigh.
I was there for most of the day. Naturally, I’d brought something to do whilst they changed over lights and cameras. (Spot the photographer on the floor in this shot, trying to get the right angle on my ‘The Hiking Moose’ cowl!)
So yeah, these hands are clearly half-way to mega-stardom and I shall have to start wearing gloves to avoid being recognized in the street. I’ll just go and look for some yarn so that I can knit some…
And now, my friends, I must leave you and go and join the other Blogstars for dinner. Whatever you’re doing this evening, have fun!
How cool! Another step up the ladder to fame and fortune. Well, fame anyway! Love your knitted landscapes.
I’d recognize those hands anywhere, and if you knitted something to hide them… well I’d probably recognize them too LOL… Congratulations on becoming a STAR
Sarah Lloyd says
Wishing you a fabulously yarny weekend full of fun and yarnfoolery. Look forward to hearing about it when you are back home again.
Perhaps you could consider having stunt doubles for your hands 😉 xx
Ann P Wilson says
thanks for that laugh! I’m in the throes of moving and feeling a lot of negative stuff right now but you and Phil have brightened and lightened my day!
Have fun ????
Nicola Florence @ ayarnyrobin says
Have a lovely weekend…I’m not jealous at all! I love your knitted vistas of Oxford btw x
Ann P Wilson says
I may have told you this before and if so please excuse but I couldn’t love you more if you were my daughter – so bright and clever and full of wit and joy – I just adore you, full on. Thank you.
If you have a speaking part just laugh it off and go on. You never know you may start a new trend and you may end up with your own yarny show on television. Have fun this weekend.
Thanks for the entertainment, and the unexpected twists !! As I heard quite a few times on my recent visit to the UK- “Brilliant ! “
I wondered what you have been knitting in recent pictures and look a landscape, that’s amazing, I love that its the same scene in different seasons.
Hands are for writing on surely! They should not only have told but given you a free manicure too.
Enjoy the weekend.
Margaret (Daisy) Lerner says
wow!!! those 2 landscapes are amazing … cant wait for you to write a tutorial how to make them (or something similar). i live next to a national park and really want to be able to knit a landscape/seascape of that nature. see: https://www.nps.gov/acad/index.htm
Glad to hear that Winter is finished, although the groundhog said otherwise. 😀 I do love your knitted landscapes. What a wonderful idea!
I can’t see your beautiful pictures 🙁 my broadband provider seems to have taken offence to i0.wp.com giving the error message NET::ERR_CERT_COMMON_NAME_INVALID
The Twisted Yarn says
Eek, I’m sorry, but I have no idea why or how to rectify the problem. I do squish my photo file sizes so that they’re as small as possible, but I’m not sure what else I can do. Will ask a techie friend…
Chelsea Dawn says
How fun! And your landscape pieces are beautiful and so unique!