Knitting – a wonderfully cosy past time for the colder months, some people even swear by it as a form of meditative therapy. I have been slowly knitting a snood since last Christmas. Unfortunately, my giant ball of wool has been acting as an untouched sculpture, knitting needles protruding at a jaunty angle, for a few months now.

This week, all that changed, National Knitting Week 2011 is running from 3rd – 9th October, I have been inspired with renewed vigour to get my needles clickety-clacking once more.

Knitted items are not only perfect to adorn your body, they make cosy additions to your home too:

Knitted Vase1. Knitted Vase – 95% Danish

Atelier Abigail Ahern - patmos throw2. Patmos Throw – ATELIER Abigail Ahern

Cups Annette Bugansky3. Cups ‘Chain’, ‘Cable’, ‘Aran’, ‘Rope’ – Annette Bugansky

Hanging Lamp4. Hanging Lamp – Casamania

Thomas Eyck - pouf5. Urchin Pouf – Thomas Eyck

Toast Crochet Cushion6. Crochet Cushion – Toast

Maybe my snood will even be finished by December!

– Miss C x