This was a commission for a very lovely grandmother-to-be. I am not sure I would have chosen the pattern myself, but the end result was quite satisfying.
It is funny how each knitter tends to find their own zone. Socks, jumpers, baby clothes, large and straight-forward, small and fiddly. I definitely fall into the lace or small and fiddly category. I would much rather spend long periods of time working out a small, but complex project, than hours of mindless knitting. However, I know many people who get so much out of the repetitive process involved in basic stocking or garter stitch – each to their own I guess!
The wool, needles and pattern were passed through three people before they landed in my lap. Once I started the blanket I had a text message from the person I was knitting it for, letting me know that the baby was going to be a boy and his name was likely to be Inti. This seemed like a very happy coincidence considering my partner’s name happens to be Inti – not the most usual of names (in this country).
With the left over yarn I made a small hat for baby Inti. I hope both he and his family enjoy the hat and the blanket and wish them a wonderful future together.
Yes, it has happened, I have decided to use Facebook to promote what I am doing. Chances are you are only looking at this site because you have been prompted to do so by Facebook in some form or another. However I just wanted to ask you, whether this is the case or not, please ‘like‘ my page on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ruthhardy.co.uk) and help spread the word. The more people that ‘like’ it, the more people will hear about it and the more people that hear about it, the higher the chance of me getting some real commissions.
So, this website has been up and running for some time now though I realise very few know if its existence. Perhaps it should remain that way but that doesn’t mean that I can’t make use of it. The main reason I have failed to get this thing of the ground is because I cannot believe there are people out there who might have any interest in my life, why should they? However, I have now decided to use this space as a sort of journal so that one day I might look back over it and remember how I waisted my hours as an unemployed twenty-something. Furthermore, as an unemployed twenty-something graduate, I have been struggling to find and sense of productivity or progress in my day-to-day activities so perhaps this will be a way of documenting my achievements in a way that allows me to convince myself that this was time well spent!
So if you have stumbled across this site, this is what you are likely to find: one persons attempts to convince herself (and perhaps others) that, despite the lack of genuine financial income, a person can still be considered useful, productive, creative and generally adding something to the lives of others and herself.
We shall see what materialises but I imagine it will contain a multitude of knitted items, lots of good food, as many seasonal/festive things as can be expected from someone in a big city, perhaps a bit of art, and you never know, I might even throw in a bit of philosophy if I get really desperate!
Finally, please leave your comments and if there is anything you really like the look of then consider commissioning me to create something for you. Many of the pieces on here won’t have homes to go to or if you fancy something slightly different or just want to give me a challenge then I am more than happy to take your request on.
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