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Dusting off the Cobwebs

October 18, 2013
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It’s been a while since I stopped by, I had planned to start posting again in September but……….plans are meant to be changed…..am I right or am I right!?

Things have changed around here, now my baby has started school,  meaning I will have a few hours to work on my own things.  That was really the reason I stopped blogging last spring, I got frustrated with the lack of time and decided to hell with it…….well not really but you know what I mean.

Anyway, I’m back, want to make some changes around here too, nothing much but get things more up to date I guess.

I didn’t get as much knitting done this summer as I’m used to, and I also stayed away from the computer completely……there was always the phone for online traveling of course, I mean, who can stay away from the internet these days??  (I could…..if I really really wanted to………)

But here’s what happened when I began working on the computer again, and picking up the needles more, my fingers started hurting.  I had a panick attack (I’m not the dramatic type so it was only a mild one), thinking I was getting arthritis.  I figured that was it for me, only a few more years of knitting before my fingers would be completely useless.  It was a sad sad moment………what now?  How do I go on without knitting?  Is that even possible for me?  That would be one hell of a boring life…….then I made the connection and realized my fingers were OUT OF SHAPE!  HA!

So here I am, working my fingers out, getting my blogging on.

Thinking it would be fitting to pull out something I knit a while ago, sorta to continue with the “Dusting of the Cobwebs” theme, I pulled out Hidden:

Hoods like these are one of my favorite things to knit, there is just so much fun to be had, so many elements to play with.  I did have pictures of this one from the time I had recently finished knitting it, but I wanted new ones.

I could sorta see Hidden being worn by some mysterious creature with magical powers who is wondering through the forest, sensing something lurking in the shadows.

So, one after noon when my son had football practice I wondered through the magical forest (aka the park) to find the perfect spot.  And we did find it, a curvy little road, lots of trees, nobody around, perfect!  Camera out, hood on, my little boy busy playing, we were ready to snap some pictures and have some fun.  But that’s when the others showed up.  No magical creatures lurking in the shadows, not that kind, it was the bright-colored-clothing-athletic kind.

There was the leader who almost ran into my daughter cause she was so busy showing the heard of kids behind her how (apparently) one is supposed to swing their arms as they run……….there is a technic to all things I suppose.   The heard then followed her, they ran *up the hill and then down the hill* repeating from * to * more times than I cared to count.  We were lucky enough that they did disappear around the corner for a few second each time and we used those opportunities to jump out of hiding and snap some pictures.

And then it were the two sprinters / squatters……….they would run up, stop midway and do a squat in each step up the rest of the way.  They took their sweet sweet time.  And it just fit so well into the idea I had for the scene of my photos: mystical creatures, magic, spooky sounds, lurking in shadows and then squatting in bright pants…….

But, at least we had a good laugh and I do like the pictures I got, so all in all a win win situation.

I call this piece Hidden because there is a spider hiding on the outside one of the pockets:

Her (yes it’s a girl) web is attached to the hood, and as she climbed her way down, she left a string of web all the way to the pocket where she is hiding.   She’s a friendly one to those who are friendly, and she will protect whom ever is wearing this hood…………so long as that creature has a kind heart.

The pockets are gigantic like the hood, just the way I love them.  The lace, simple but pretty, runs down each side of the scarf, from the top of the hood to the top of the pockets.  I used unspun Icelandic wool for the hood.  I crochet lengths of simple stitch in white Icelandic lace yarn for her web.

 

10 Comments leave one →
  1. Meximissus permalink
    October 18, 2013 5:04 pm

    I’m glad to see you back. I understand very well your panic attack when you thought you had arthritis, as I broke my wrist at the end of August, and I couldn’t even move my fingers, but I have regained a lot of movement now. and I expect to regain full range motion of my hand in at least a year. I haven’t tried knitting yet,but I bought wool today anyway, and I might be able to knit with thick wool and needles.

    Your daughter is every day more beautiful, and the hood is very flattering on her.
    All the best
    Meximissus
    Alberta, Canada

    • October 18, 2013 9:17 pm

      Thank you Meximissus, it’s good to be back! I cannot imagine what you are going through with your hand. I’m glad you will regain full motions but man oh man, a year!!! That is such a long time.
      I hope you will be able to knit with your new yarn, I’ll cross my fingers for you!

  2. October 19, 2013 4:36 am

    Lovely work as usual. I need to pick up the needles again too and I know what you mean about fingers aching after a break! I think I will have forgotten the very small amount that I knew but it comes back. Blogging is hard to keep up too – I was just thinking that probably 90% of the blogs I’ve read fizzled out after a few months.

    • October 19, 2013 11:10 pm

      Thank you :) I do hope you get back to knitting, werent you planning on making a Icelandic wool sweater some day?? Yes, every time I sit down to write a quick post, it is never quick, so one needs to be prepered to spend some time on bogging….

      • October 22, 2013 1:27 pm

        Er, yes, but I’ve got to finish a certain cushion cover first…I’ve realised I’m good at starting knitting projects.

      • October 23, 2013 11:02 am

        o yes, now that you mention it, I do remember a cushion cover….. :) Well, starting stuff is the beginning, nothing would get done if you don’t start!

  3. October 20, 2013 4:23 pm

    Happy to see you back again too…and look what you put together again this amazing shawl with a hood and the cobweb!!! Amazing .
    I can understand your panic you had going back to knitting and working on the computer again. Feeling that tingle and numbness in your hands…I think al lot of us knitters are worried that one day we will have to say slow down….ahhhh what no more knitting how can we live without it…never. so lets hope that we never have to go though that kind of pain
    So happy to see you enjoying being in contact with us again too.
    Hugs and Smiles
    Jacqueline

    • October 20, 2013 5:03 pm

      Thank you Jacqueline :)
      Yes, it was scary, but glad that´s all it was cause I really am not ready to have to stop knitting! Hope my hands and eyes will work well into old age.

      It´s good to be back, and I have so much catching up to do with all the blogs I am following!

  4. October 21, 2013 7:42 pm

    Welcome back! That hood is awesome!

    • October 21, 2013 9:13 pm

      awwww thank you and thank you cleo14 :)

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