my knitting set-up

Friends, I am in full swing! After months of toing and froing, trying to cast things on but not having the right yarn or the right needles, or finding the pattern too fiddly, I have finally found THE project to get me back into knitting. When I started working on it, the magic just happened. The yarn, the pattern, the needles, the rhythm, they just clicked all of a sudden. I almost wept. It was in that moment that I realised how dearly I had missed it all.

So the last few days I have been working feverishly on it whenever I get the chance, I have been daydreaming about working on it while at (actual real-life) work, I have even been stopping myself from working on it too much so that it wouldn’t go by so quickly. Oh, familiar feelings, how much I missed you!

Here is my knitting set-up.

The yarn – still in its paper bag from the shop (a wonderful new shop I discovered in Brussels, I hope to take some photos next time I’m there), I keep it close by so I can reach for a new ball easily – this is thick yarn and I am knitting like a mad woman, so I am reaching into that bag quite often!

The pattern – it’s this one, and I’ll write more about it when I’m finished. I always print my patterns so I can carry them around easily and scribble my notes on them when I need to.

The row counter – I held out for a long time before finally buying this nifty little gadget, but now I can’t imagine my life without it. I have tried many different ways of counting rows, but they would all eventually lead to situations of head-scratching and saying “Hmmm, did I mark that last row or not..?” Somehow, with this one, it doesn’t happen. And it makes a pleasing little sound whenever you click for a new row – total bonus! ;)

The flowers – just because. :)