Why Fat, Lazy and Knitting?
Well, I'm fat (a UK size 20) and I'm currently unable to hold down a full-time job (so lazy, at least according to the papers) and I like to knit.
Knitting has been a wonderful discovery for me. I started properly about six months ago and have loved every second. I loved it so much I am learning to spin, because why not add yet another skill that was long ago made obsolete by mechanisation?
This blog is going to be kind of a hybrid. Sure, there's going to be plenty of pictures of work in progress and finished things, but there's also going to be discussions of how much I mess up, and discussions about WHY I am doing this particular thing and why it appeals.
There MAY in some distant future be discussions about the relation of handcrafts to politics, gender etc. This is if I can formulate the foggy thoughts swimming around in my head.
As I get better as a knitter and spinner, maybe there'll even be some genuinely wonderful things.
In the meantime, I leave you with my first finished jumper. Warning: Contains images of an overweight person existing. The pattern was Flax by Tin Can Knits, available for free. And if I can knit it, you can knit it.