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Grey matter

6th January 2014

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It’s Blue Monday, I’m slowly adapting to this so called ‘new normal’ in 2014 in my natural habitat, I’ve decluttered my cubby-hole over the weekend and it has cluttered again surrounded by the usual assortment of mess; tangled cables and electronic devices, letters, deliveries, and samples waiting to be returned…not exactly the ‘new normal’, it’s the same ‘old normal.’  Finally dumped my decaying Christmas foliages in the compost pit, let the nature do its thing, ready for fresh new fill for the vegetable garden in the coming summer…praying in hope for another great summer for the second time round.  You may have noticed from my Instagram feed that I took up a knitting project with the lovely Wool and the Gang peeps, great another new scarf to add to my winter scarves collection.  Challenged by other styles and complicated knit stitches that would hinder progress, I prefer speed knitting and resolutely favoured the garter knit stitch, the same knitting technique that my mum taught me as a kid, so for convenience and size matter for future emergencies (if the deep freeze ever to happen soon or after) I selected the long and chunky Foxy Roxy style in tweed grey.  The speed knitting fits the hourly productivity without hindrance, there were a few opps along the way, tension control and when the yarn split on few occasions, I managed to join the yarn by splitting plies and re-twisting it back together…thanks to my B grade in GCSE Textiles.  Many groundhog days and five balls of yarn later, pretty much lost count on how many tea breaks I’ve had, this cute slab of knitted yarn morphed in to maturity, row upon row it grew a good 2 metre or so, heavy.  Behold my new pet a boa constrictor, Foxy Roxy lovingly wrapped around my head and shoulder, my brother Ken is pestering me to make him a snood, the drop in temperature and snowfall in GwangJu, South Korea sounds concerning, as a dutiful elder sister maybe I should knit him a snood, Chinese New Year is just around the corner.

Listen up knitters and yarn lovers, the Wool and the Gang have just launched a competition where a winner win a year’s supply of their yarns worth $2014, click HERE to enter.

Instagram round up @styleslicker.

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The knitting kit and yarn for Foxy Roxy scarf were kindly provided by the Wool and the Gang. Outfit shots by Shini.


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21 Comments

  • Reply Shini 6th January 2014 at 23:06

    Looove this. You should actually unravel some so that it’s wearable – maybe a yarn ball or two!
    Sx

  • Reply becky | accooohtrements blog 6th January 2014 at 23:50

    it is so, so beautiful! learning to knit is on this year’s agenda.

  • Reply Noémie 7th January 2014 at 00:09

    Love the chunky knit scarf and the colour goes so well with your coat.
    I don’t think I have the patience to knit with 5 balls of yarn? It’s eternity.

  • Reply Rainmermaid 7th January 2014 at 00:14

    Perfect!

  • Reply Hug Daniel 7th January 2014 at 03:12

    I must congratulate you on your successful completion, the scarf looks enormous, I bet it’s warm and cosy. Congratulations again.

  • Reply Yasmin 7th January 2014 at 03:14

    Can’t imagine the hours and effort you put into, I wish I had your patience. Beautiful job!

  • Reply STEL STYLE 7th January 2014 at 09:54

    I love your scarf, looks really good!!!

    http://www.stelstyle.com

  • Reply chasing the feather 7th January 2014 at 11:39

    You look amazing in grey.

  • Reply Sarah Lise 7th January 2014 at 11:47

    How do you manage to keep going? I wouldn’t stand a chance and potentially given up 1/3 of the way through. You look amazing, love your coat.

  • Reply Ken 7th January 2014 at 15:50

    Your brother is cold outside in the streets and the only way to save him is to knit him a scarf for his birthday 😉

  • Reply Vi 7th January 2014 at 22:44

    Beautiful visuals as always Kit, love the scarf. x

  • Reply Lolly Bao 7th January 2014 at 22:46

    Wonderful work!

  • Reply Candy Pop 8th January 2014 at 11:26

    Your scarf is a dream. Beautiful. :)

  • Reply Francesca Him 8th January 2014 at 19:40

    I adore this post and you look amazing, I’m curious how heavy is the scarf?

  • Reply Nana 8th January 2014 at 19:42

    Hey Kit, you look gorgeous. Can I ask where are the gloves from? I love it.

    • Reply Kit Lee 8th January 2014 at 19:44

      @Nana – The leather quilted gloves are from Burberry.

      @Francesca – The scarf is comfortably light.

  • Reply the style crusader 8th January 2014 at 23:09

    Oh my gosh. Loved following your updates on Instagram about this project. The end result is all sorts of crazy beautiful. These shots are incredible too Kit. Seriously beautiful photos – you look incredible. Also, really like the colour you chose – that grey is one of my favourite shades.

    p.s. it’s not that cold in Zurich really but if you want to send a snood over here too, I wouldn’t be against it. xx

  • Reply Marlene 9th January 2014 at 18:53

    I’m still in awe that you did all this. I had a look at their website last week. No way in hell am I going to knit a scarf myself. I’d probably buy one, all knitted and ready to be shipped 😛

  • Reply Matthew Pike 11th January 2014 at 10:42

    I did sort of learn to knit when I was at art college, did a bit but they didn’t do it for about a month and had totally forget. So ye, I just gave up. Giving up isn’t cool but it looks like you didn’t forget. I especially like the photo of you conked out, tiring hey!

    Thank you for the wedding recc, I’ll be sure to check that out.

  • Reply steph / absolutelyfuzzy 21st January 2014 at 06:10

    what a fabulous project! i love a good chunky scarf, if i can’t find one just like yours i might have to look at making it myself :)

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