One Week February 25th – Keeping Warm

This week, I am linking up with Older Mum in a Muddle who is running a project called One Week.  The idea is that you post a photograph and a few words or short(ish) paragraph which capture the spirit of the time of year.  It can be photo of anything that distills and diarises your experience of this week.  Details are here if you would like to join in.

So, with the fledgling feeling that spring may be just around the corner, what is it sensible to do? Start knitting scarves of course.  It started with my son asking how knitting was done, so we bought some small needles and a little ball of bright green wool, and knitted teddy a scarf.  I found the experience so therapeutic that I bought bigger needles and four balls of that wool that looks as if it has knots all along it and began knitting that into a scarf for me.

There’s something soothing about the repetitive action and something very satisfying about seeing how quickly the scarf grows.

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16 Responses to One Week February 25th – Keeping Warm

  1. What a lovely idea – and a beautiful blue colour, plus it gives you a good excuse to sit down for a while. I look forward to seeing the end result and hope it does, indeed, keep you warm! XX

  2. I used to knit when I was a child and loved it – now you have given me the impetus to start again, as now, as an adult, I can really imagine how relaxing it can be, a very meditative thing to do. I’ll bet it really takes you into the moment. Love the texture of that wool! Really fluffy! X.

    • The wool was the thing that attracted me OM. It was a case of “ooh, that’s lovely wool, what could I knit with it?” rather than the other way around. Looking forward to seeing some of your creations.

  3. I love getting crafty – I have bought a crochet hook and plan to teach myself. Me and the little pickle have great fun with a little toy loom too. I look forward to seeing what you knit.

  4. Ooo, I’m a scarf knitter too. In truth, it’s the only thing I’m capable of knitting. I find it so therapeutic and relaxing. It’s a wonderful hobby.

  5. Nichola says:

    I wish I could knit, any of my attempts usually end in disaster! Can’t wait to see the finished product.

  6. Mummy Plum says:

    What a lovely skill to have, I think it’s so nice to be able to make things for oneself with your own fair hands. Love the blue – will look great against red hair too. (Are you still red?)

    • Thanks MP! I really enjoyed making it. And yes, I am still red, although my hair is so non-porous that it doesn’t stay for long. Thinking of upping the intensity a bit next time to see what happens 😉

  7. I am clearly not the first person who read this and thought “oh I wish I could knit”. I imagine that it is something you could do on dark winter nights in front of the telly.

  8. Zazzy says:

    That scarf looks very cuddly! I admire anyone who can knit. I don’t seem to have either the aptitude or the patience. My mom used to constantly have a knitting project going – she made many afghans. It was somehow peaceful to watch her.

    • I have to have the time to concentrate, Zazzy, if I’m making something complicated, so that doesn’t happen these days, but scarfs I find really easy and as you say, very peaceful to make.