In this episode: We wander from leaking walls, to the effect of modernism on hand made things in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, compared and contrasted with today. I am both angry and sad at 11/11, and find that the stop-and-look moment at the end of a project, and knitting, to be good for what ails me. Smart knitters embrace the stop-and-look, even as they embrace imaginary knitting. And what’s not to love? Imaginary knitting is portable, and can be every bit as satisfying as real knitting, but only if you do it right. I sort of prove this by talking at great length about things I am not knitting. You will either find this fascinating, or you will be bored rigid.
If imaginary knitting bores you, you probably will not be a contender for the set of Felix‘s Meta Badges, pictured left. Actually, of course, that’s not a set pictured left. It’s one of a set. There are more, and they are fantastic. They are lovingly crafted from 100% pure British wool and, if you don’t like wool, or imaginary knitting, they are not for you. If, on the other hand, you embrace the concept, leave details of your most fascinating imaginary knitting project in the comments, and we’ll just see if your number comes up. Felix and Kate are the brains behind Wovember. Go say hi. Then come back.
A rummage through my imaginary knitting bag has unearthed the follow: Paper Moon socks in Nimu sock yarn; Elektra Shawl, from 7 Small Shawls by Romi; Claudia skirt; Loft fingering weight yarn, from Jared Flood, in Homemade Jan colourway.