Wednesday, 27 July 2011

WIP Wednesday: Comfort Knitting

First of all, this.
If you never heard this song, listen to it, it's beautiful.

Recently things have been difficult. I have been thrown out of my routine, and I am a creature of habit. I get used to places, people, schedules very easily.
And one of those evening when all I really wanted was to hide from everything, I decided to cast on something warm, something cosy, something that was soothing to knit.

I picked Knit Picks Gloss Fingering with gentle sheen, soft, squishy and in beautiful colour of red wine.

Pattern is Stephen West "Flamboyan", because there is nothing that a little bit of ruffle can't fix :o)
I'm knitting a monochrome version with just one skein at the time and stitch markers to remind where yarn B should be.

And it's been a dream to knit: smooth, silky. I love that red and the simplicity of the pattern that relaxes me and allows me to fall deep into thought instead of counting stitches.


We all need projects like that sometime, right?
So what's your comfort knitting? Any particular yarn, pattern?



So that's all from me today, head to Tamis Amis to check out what other crafters have been sharing today
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20 comments

  1. I love the color of the yarn you chose for Flamboyan.. :-) My comfort knitting is stockinette stitch.. any project with acres of stockinette stitches. I call it the 'Stockinette therapy' ;-)

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  2. That looks like wonderful comfort knitting :) Beautiful colour. Currently my comforting project is my garter stitch blanket - just zone out and keep going (plus it's orange which cheers me up!)

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  3. The red is gorgeous and I agree that gloss is beautifully squishy and shiny

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  4. What a beautiful color :-) I guess I don't have any particular comfort knitting/yarn; but it would be a pattern that wasn't too difficult/frustrating, and a nice (read:posh) yarn :-)

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  5. Very beautiful. I like ribbing or seed stitch when I'm stressed.

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  6. Gorgeous!! That yarn does look soft and squishy - I'm glad it's able to give you comfort too! The pattern is beautiful!

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  7. Alpaca shawls. Any pattern, just give me Alpaca to make it with.
    Love the color!

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  8. Wow, that's a lovely color with a great sheen to it. Can't wait to see the FO!

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  9. It looks so soft and silky. THe colour is magnificent. Dont go into too much of a trance and miss a vital increase!

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  10. I love the color, you can just imagine how it feels. Silk and cashmere - anything with a little silk or cashmere does it for me. And lace - I love lace.

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  11. It's simply gorgeous! I love the color.

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  12. Beautiful Love the color love your work and the yarn looks yummy to work with!

    I am a Malabrigo girl but also like bamboo/silk blends oh oh the list is going to get long if I don't stop now. I like to free form with nothing in mind Just knit or garter cable whatever and throw them in a project bag for later :)

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  13. Oh, that song. <3 I cried a little the first time I heard it when I watched the movie. So, so beautiful.

    I'm a creature of habit, too, so I totally get (and am sorry about) your wanting to hide out with comfort knitting. On the plus side, your comfort knitting is gorgeous. I really like that shawl pattern, and the yarn you chose is lovely, such a great colour and it looks perfectly cozy.

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  14. The color looks wonderful and I also love patterns I can "fall deep into" - but for me, that would usually mean crochet. I have to think too much when I'm knitting ;).

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  15. I hear you! I'm a creature of habit, too... and I'm always 'off' when my routine isn't going right! Keep knitting!

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  16. Great colour! I find knitting very calming and comforting! Hope things get back to normal for you soon!

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  17. Like the song and your project is beautiful. The yarn looks so soft!

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  18. I'm sorry you've been having a tough time. I'm the opposite - I get restless and bored with big changes. I hope things are better, it is amazing how soothing knitting can be.

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