Hello! After (another) long break from posting anything, I’ve found the will to blog again.
Apart from reminding myself that I started a blog in the first place to prove that there’s no lichen growing in my fur I’ve realised that there are a few important (to me) and maybe interesting (to you?) things to share from last year, before even contemplating what’s going down in 2014.
So here’s one of them: a knitting commission.
Last summer I was very excited to be approached by an animation company to knit a piece for a Sudafed advert. They wanted to repeat the handmade stop-motion animation style of their previous ad, which very delightfully used a green ball of wool to represent some mucus in a knitted cross-section of a head, grey french-knitted brains and all.
So, I was commissioned to knit the piece below, a much larger-than-life packet of “mucus relief day and night capsules” in 4ply intarsia. Yes, some adverts really are made like this!
This morning I’m busy sewing together our Softer Light group knitting piece. Over the past couple of months us knitters at The Mill have made squares for this ‘stained knit window’, to be featured in an upcoming textiles exhibition, Softer.
To do these beautiful squares full justice, I’m knitting a mile (well, not quite) of i-cord as ‘leading’ to hold the ‘panes’ of knitting in place.
The i-cord was made on two double-ended needles by casting on two stitches, knitting them, and, after knitting the second stitch, pushing the stitches from the left to the right-side end of the needle, transferring the needle back to the left-hand and continuing as a round by bringing the working yarn around the back. This forms a very tiny tube of knitting with four sides formed by the two stitches.