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knitting group sketches

Last night I went over to ellenlindner's house for a crafts evening, where everyone was knitting and crocheting. I vaguely want to learn to crochet at some point, so I can make little animals, but I've decided that knitting's just one of those things, like owning a television or a garden allotment, where it sounds great, but I'd have to give it so much time I don't have, that I've just made a conscious decision not to do it. So I sketched all the knitters instead, although my sketches got scrubbier and scrubbier as the fine refreshments kicked in.

Viviane Schwarz was working on her amazing bestial bedspread. It's like one of those tiger rugs people used to have back in the days when shooting rare animals was fashionable, except that it's made of granny squares.



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Sep. 9th, 2009 09:32 am (UTC)
Awesome sketches, Sarah! It was great having you and Viv along last night...I'm so in awe of the BB...and your salad was dee-vine.
Looking forward to Saturday!
Sep. 9th, 2009 02:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Ellen! Yay!
Sep. 9th, 2009 09:53 am (UTC)
These are really nice.
Sep. 9th, 2009 02:04 pm (UTC)
Sep. 9th, 2009 11:08 am (UTC)
Crotcheting animals is even easier than knitting in my opinion. Most of the time I spend doing it (which is admitidally not a lot) is done in pubs while socialising as I can talk and do it at the same time.

I can't draw and talk at the same time, so sketching is something I consciously decided not do (after I found about the really cheap LSE life drawing classes).
Sep. 9th, 2009 02:06 pm (UTC)
I like drawing when people are talking in a group, because then I'm still part of the conversation, but I can listen and sketch at the same time.

Hmm, someday I'll pick up that crocheting. Gary Northfield made an amazing little dinosaur on his very first attempt at it. I'm still obsessing over those little crocheted Japanese ukulele guys I posted a few days ago.
Sep. 9th, 2009 02:11 pm (UTC)
Damn. I wrote crotch before, didn't I.
Knitting help has fantastic videos that make it all fairly easy.

Lion Brand has some great beginners projects, many of which only involve 3 stitches (normal, increase, or decrease). I like their octopus in particular.
Sep. 9th, 2009 01:53 pm (UTC)
I don't see baggy aggie or Mrs Chud-face-like-a-spud?
Sep. 9th, 2009 02:03 pm (UTC)
Ha ha, I so need to figure them in somehow!
Sep. 10th, 2009 03:39 am (UTC)
This was fun :)
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