Thursday, June 3, 2010

Double knitting

Remember the I-cord knitting I did a while ago? Well, I bought myself some nice black cotton yarn, and knitted a very long I-cord with it. This was purely to relieve work stress and minimise neighbourly murderous thoughts; I didn't actually plan to do anything with it. (Knitting and crocheting are great stress-relievers. I found that out many years ago when I was writing exams. You just knit and knit, and at the end you pull it all out and start over again. I know it sounds completely wacky, but hey, it worked for me ...) Anyway, I was looking at this long string of black I-cord the other day and wondering what to do with it. So I used it as yarn, and knitted a small, chunky rectangle with it.
Double knitting, get it??
And once I had my small rectangle, I decided to make it into a winter choker. It is over 2 inches wide, so it is lovely and warm around my neck.  I used an old Xmas decoration and one of the buttons in my stash to close it.






















PS I am having a BLOG party tomorrow night. Not on my own blog though, but on yours! Yes, for the first time in months I am setting aside two hours to visit you all. I am not quite finished with the editing, but I am checking the last of the second pages - so there is a glimpse of light at the end of the tunnel. Keep the bubbly on ice, please! And a slice of chocolate cake will go down really well ...
xxx Anairam

9 comments:

frayedattheedge said...

I love your double knitting - what a good idea!! I'm up for a party - maybe we should have some nibbles as well as the bubbly (and not forgetting the chocolate cake!)

Freshly Found said...

I understand about the knitting. I find crocheting so therapeutic!
Can't wait to have you round tomorrow! Hope everything is neat and tidy and I'll do my best to get some chocolate cake. [Otherwise will chuckles from Woolies do?]

aimee said...

crochet is an amazing stress reliever! i know how to do only one stitch, and that's all i need to know - i just do rows and rows and rows of crochet, and when i'm finished i think it looks a lot nicer than that untouchable manic murderous energy on the loose!

the champagne is waiting! i will see you tomorrow evening!

Leenie said...

So glad you are coming to the end of the BIG project. Love what you are doing with the black cord.

Won't be able to make the party tonite but hope you can drop by to see what I've been up to. Going out of town this weekend--again. This time to celebrate several decades of marriage to the same wonderful guy.

Sarah said...

Hurray for the end being in sight! I have weird cake made with ground almonds instead of flour and I amsure there is some bubbly somewhere! Love the double knitting idea and what you did with it. Most innovative-as usual!

nathalie et cetera said...

this is lovely. and it looks very warm!
you'll be welcome. I will have some little hors d'oeuvres too.

L'Atelier said...

love the choker- and yes mindless crochet/knitting is the best stress relieve i know!
hope the blogparty was a blast!
xo

Blahdiblah said...

I can just SEE you wearing it, A! Gorgeous, dahrling!! Hooray for the party... I'm going to whip up something delicious for you (ONION soup is NOT going to do);) x L

Jesse said...

Oh, that's lovely! Such a good idea to knit with i-cord.