Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Free range knitting

So what happens when two knitters, still hyped up and excitable from the IKnit day hit London for a day out?

We knit in public of course, in front of the gigantic murals on the side of Tate Modern.

We photograph our desserts in the company of a sock in progress in honour of the Yarn Harlot.

We get terribly pleased with ourselves for managing a creditable action shot of the start of the Tour of Britain which draws praise from a photographer with a far more important looking camera. Doubly pleased as knitting, my usual subject matter stays co-operatively still most of the time when I am trying to photograph it.

We were suitably impressed by the labours of another artist whose chosen medium was sand on a tiny beach at the edge of the Thames at low tide. Unlike a knitter, his art meant that he had to accept that as we walked back we watched the last pieces of his work being swallowed by the rising tide. At least our work has something approaching longevity about it.

In between all this rushing around embracing all that a Sunday afternoon on the South Bank could offer we talked about our favourite subject. At 1.00am we were talking about knitting as we closed our bedroom doors and when we opened them at 7.00am we picked up where we left off and didn´t stop until we said our goodbyes at the station. Natalie and I have enough ideas to keep us busy for a lifetime but keep checking back on both our blogs to see a few of them take shape...

7 comments:

celadon2 said...

Can't wait to see what she found in your sock draw - see Natalies blog!

Auntie Noo said...

oooh that desert looks so yummy!!! :) and obviously I am impressed by your photography prowess in capturing the tour of Britain. So glad you had a good day together.

kathryn said...

Your day out sounds wonderful. As does you iKnit day.

I've awarded you an award
http://kathrynsknitting.blogspot.com/2008/09/awards.html

Paula said...

Great pictures.

sussexyorkie said...

Looks like the relaxation you needed after Saturday.

picperfic said...

What fun you two had, I chuckled when I read the bit about you carrying on the same conversation in the morning! That Cycling shot is great, where were you standing to get that excellent angle?

Anni said...

Sounds like a cool day. Love that sand art. Seen lots of it in spain and it's just amazing what they can make out of sand especially when they have to redo it every day.