It's been a while... again.
But fear not, it is not because I have stopped knitting.
No, no, I have been knitting and there has been lots of false starts and then lots of ripping and redoing. I have not been frustrated, I have been on the edge more or less. I have had this feeling of coming up with on idea or something, but the process was hidden from me and slow and it could not be pressed forward. I almost have been able to hear my brain going and going, like computer noise when something happens behind the plastic cover.
I have told myself to be patient, and to have little faith and trust in my knitting and the process. I would know when the time was just right.
And then the perfect morning dawned to harvest, I picked up the needles once more and felt a huge relief to be able to collect the crops. It was not smooth from then on; I don't know how many times I have ripped and tweaked and again ripped and knit all over again. But finally, here he isHe does not have a name yet, but the name will come. He is just barely new born, he is nothing but a tiny seedling, but I do love this little jacket, I do love this little one.I am not sure why I needed to knit a baby item. No, I am not becoming a grandmother. Maybe this has something to do with the fact that my twins turned 18 couple of weeks ago and I don't have children any more in the house, just young women, of whom I am very proud of. I have been looking at old pictures from those early days and spent lots of time remembering.
Another reason might be my sock yarn stash and the amount of variegated yarn and not feeling the love to knit socks. I was discussing this with a friend who reminded me of Holly Yeoh's fresh use of sock yarns. Go take a look!
Starting point for this jacket is a pattern that has been around for a very long time and I have seen two versions of it. I kept all the good elements but added my touch. I will make at least one more change to it and then I will try my best to write a pattern for it. It may take a while but I hope I am able to do it.
Could I call him Seedling?
Go pick up your wool crops!
very proud Mama