I knitted a new doll last week and I went on an explorative journey. I could write about every step of the process, but I feel like that would probably be boring. I found it very therapeutic, in a self-reflective way. Maybe you will find it more interesting if I write a bit more about … Continue reading Oya The Little Girl Who Turned Out To Be An African Goddess
As Boy and I biked through the town this morning, we discovered that our town had been yarn bombed today...Every lamp post, tree and bench is currently covered with hand knitted love hearts with the initials of our town, to share the love all around town, for Valentine's Day. It made me smile. I fell … Continue reading Love all around town
Here are a few pictures of this week in projects... Some of them were started a while back and I only got around to finish them this week. Some were spontaneous knits -like the blue beany - or improvised last minute changes, like the rainbow mitten. It was going to be a sock until it … Continue reading Friday Round Up or Down?
My Etsy Shop had a make over and has now re-opened. Come and visit if you have a second! :) Noémie.
Good morning, I wanted to share here a great post from Funky Air Bear, which is about the problem a lot of knitters face…
I have been suffering from back injuries from the last few years, and knitting really helped me a lot, giving me something to focus on, keeping my brain satisfied with learning new skills, and giving me a sense of achievement whenever i finished a pair of socks 🙂 I would have ended up getting very depressed without it!
But it also gets in the way of other things sometimes. I know that if I allow myself to start the day knitting, I won’t be able to put it down, and I’ll make excuses for not stretching, or doing whatever else I need to do in terms of self-care, child care, work, etc…
When I’m knitting I get in the zone and I can just sit there for hours on end and be in total bliss, while procrastinating everything else.
Also, sitting for too long isn’t good for my back. At all. It’s the worst thing to do.
So I make myself stretch first with a yoga practice, which varies in length. I knit and make sure I take breaks to do a few quick yoga stretches and get back into it again. It makes a big difference 🙂
Once I have started knitting, I still can’t stop though… So When I have procrastinated things for too long, over indulging in knitting and must catch up on stuff then I just avoid knitting altogether for a few days (gasp!) and being able to knit again is my reward, for I know that if I get in the knitting zone I’ll lose any notion of time… 🙂
Does knitting for extended periods of time compromise our physical fitness?
I love knitting and I am sure you can say the same about yourself. I love crocheting too. I love yarn crafts of all kinds. I also love doing them for extended periods of time. Knitting has given me a lot more than wearable garments. It has given me hope in darker times, it’s kept me sane through rough patches in my life, it’s given me a sense of accomplishment when I most needed it. The benefits of knitting for my mind and soul are countless. However, as much as I am convinced that knitting is good for my emotional state and it, without doubt, keeps me sane, I cannot help but wonder how good it is for my physical health. I always think of the 100-year-old woman who said that knitting keeps her arms toned and…
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Come to the Advent Fair, I'll have a table there, Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens Handknitted fox scarves, bobble hats and mittens... So come and say Hello! Gnomes, foxes and fairies... ...and me! Saturday 26th of November 2016 Michael Hall Steiner School - Forest Row RH18 5JA. 11-4pm :)
I have been knitting like a demon lately, to stock up for my stall at the Christmas fair at the end of this month. On Monday I came up with my very first hat design. A cute little Pixie Hat... What do you think? I'm organising a Crafts Night tonight in a pub in town. … Continue reading Pixie Knits
I really love knitting in 3D. Every time I feel like I'm making a wearable sculpture. . . : . . . : That's why I enjoyed so much knitting Louise Walker's Fox stole . . . : . . . : . . .and Moose Head . . . : . . . : . … Continue reading 3D Knits
Once upon a time there was a pixie who secretly knitted a pair of plain brown socks - with blue speckles all over - for her husband's birthday... Sock 1 and Sock 2 were both finished and blocked and were quietly drying in the sun on those sock blockers that the Pixie got for herself in … Continue reading Socks Tale…
I hope you are all enjoying the summer... Here I am getting busier and busier like a little bee, starting slowly to prepare for the Christmas fair at the end of November. I have never sold my knitting at a fair before, I'll be sharing a table with a friend and fellow knitter and... we … Continue reading Late Summer Night’s Dream…