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June 11, 2009

My creative space

I am joining in with Thursday's My Creative Space at Kootoyoo.

Clockwise from left:
  • Circular knitting loom

  • Yarn - Moda Vera Flirt in Redmix

  • Crochet hook

  • Start of a narrow scarf

This is the second knitting project that I have started in a month. The other lies abandoned in a corner. There was just too much tension between us, if you know what I mean?

I had a hunch that I might do a little better with a knitting loom. Needles were exasperating and frankly, fraught with danger (not altogether dissimilar to my experience with stocks when I learnt to ski).

This time my knitting looks more regular and the tension is nice and even. I'm sold. Now all I need to do is work out how to fit a 36 peg circular loom in a handbag.

And here, in another corner of my creative space, is the contents of a special parcel that arrived today. The delightful and very generous Gina of Clutterpunk sent a beautiful handmade H1N1 Swiney (wrapped in these fabulous pieces of fabric). Swiney is destined for a close rellie - the perfect gift for the virologist who has everything!

Now you must go and say hi to Gina. She is having a wonderful giveaway over at her blog ... do take a look!

Thank you very much Kirsty for hosting My Creative Space. Its great fun seeing what everyone is doing. To see who else is showing their creative space (or to join in), head over here.


  1. Aw, glad to see Swiney arrived safely. Do you know, I had the parcel ready to post (with postage paid and all) and carried it around with me all of last Friday, then all over the long weekend (in which I travelled to Sydney!!), before finally posting it on late Tuesday (Gee, it must be because the nearest postbox is a whole BLOCK AWAY). Anyway, don't tell the folk from Sydney, they'll be outraged that I took H1N1 into NSW!!
    Hope your Dad enjoys Swiney. Apparently, he's quite the head honcho!

  2. ha! - you got the looms!

    Glad they're working out for you ;)

  3. love your loom... i've never tried that before...your knitting looks good too!

    x nadine
    p.s. I am hosting a sponsored giveaway for a beautiful handcarved stamp - you can enter here.

    x nadine
    little lovelies

  4. Swiney is fabulous...I thought of you when I saw him over at clutterpunk.

  5. I love loom knitting. Your scarf and choice of yarn look fab!

  6. Haven't seen a circular loom like that before.. is it faster than regular knitting and does it perform magic tricks??!! Just interested, really, I always like seeing different things...

  7. Hahaha LOVE the H1N1! Have you seen http://www.giantmicrobes.com/ ? It has been the source of many presents for many of my science friends. I used to love knitting looms when I was growing up, but could never work out what to do with all of my knitted tubes... (there were lots!)

  8. I'm going to have to try and find one of these looms, especially if its helping tension issues

    that is a gorgeous coloured yarn :)

  9. So that's what the evil little bugger looks like. The amount of trouble that lil guy causes...argh.

    So what ARE you knitting, anyway? Love the color!

  10. I love the colour too! The loom is very very interesting! Easy to work with?


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