I knit, I don’t knit very well, I don’t know how to follow patterns or do anything fancy but still I CAN knit.
I am slow and get bored easily so I only make small items. Generally I make, well actually the only thing I make is baby hats. I like to think they are funky and unique. This is one of my favourites, I made it for girl-child’s Christening not long after I re-learnt to knit.
I guess what I am trying to say is that knitting is fun but it is time consuming. At my super snail-paced knitting speed it takes me an evening to make each hat, sometimes longer depending on what is on tv. I would love to have more time to knit, or be able to knit at a speed that I could make something other than a hat before my fingers feel like they are going to drop off.
Tonight we went for a wander down to the river to see if the rumoured Big Knit was taking place. What we found was a group of artists working on their knitting project. Now this is no normal knitting project, the aim is to knit a cover for the stock bridge that crosses the river. This bridge is huge and soon will be covered in bright amazing knitting.
Rolls of brightly coloured plastic were cut into strips and knitted together on pieces of pvc pipe. The knitting was laid out on the parkland beside the bike path. It is really hard to convey the sheer size of the pieces that were already knitted.
Hopefully seeing cars and stables in the background will covey the enormity of the knitting.
We sat by the giant knitting, watching the artists working. Girl-child and her friend had a great time watching and also collecting pieces of scrap ‘wool’. They plan to make themselves some costumes to wear to a dance party that will celebrate the dressing of the bridge on Saturday.
It looks like we are now going to a dance party on Saturday!