I love knitting – I think about it when my mind isn’t immediately occupied with keeping my 3 little minxes out of danger / trouble. I knit to unwind. I knit to destress. I knit to motivate myself. I knit to clothe my daughters (when I can’t find what I’m after in the shops). I knit because I have to. My name is Jay Greengrass and I am a knitting addict. BUT… I’m not so mad on sewing!
The photo shows my current task. I finished knitting this beautiful pink pram blanket a fortnight ago and darned away most of the ends for the single colour squares, but the sheer number of ends to darn in on the ‘fancy’ squares has demotivated me a bit. Even though the Rainbow Blues Square blanket had far, far more ends to cope with. I estimate that it’ll take me maybe another 3 hours to darn and snip everything neatly away. I know I could just knot everything away and cover it with some fabric and be done with it, but I’m a perfectionist. And I’m still learning – I recently sent some baby legwarmers away to some lovely volunteer testers who promised to use and abuse them so I could check how hard-wearing they’d be. They developed pulls. I was so disappointed! So I now make my yarn end darning as bomb-proof as I can.
In a later blog post I promise to show you how I darn my ends away (now that I’ve learned my lesson that babies really can destruct the almost indestructible!). But for now I thought I’d just show you the mountain ahead of me, and hope that it gives some of you fellow-knitters a chuckle – that’ll teach me for wanting to knit in so many colours, eh?