Sunday, 3 March 2013

/ \ knit click purl

my Mama taught me to knit when I was about 8 years old
with my little red plastic needles I started to knit a scarf for my doll
it grew longer and wonkier but I didn't care
I liked it
length was better than stitches dropped
one day a baby sitter thought she'd 'help' me by undoing it all and starting again
but she only knitted a few rows and my long long wonky scarf was no more

I never knitted again

when I was a teen my Mama taught me to crochet
only one stitch on the hook
no wonkiness or stitches to count
I loved it
making blankets, cushions, bags and hats
but clothing always looks a bit too 70's when crocheted

my local wool shop has started a Knit Club
I decided to give knitting another try
two needles, all those stitches, wool in the opposite hand
I feel all fingers and thumbs but I am persevering
with a knit one purl one rib stitch 4ply
not too much wonkiness
so 'NER Jackie F!'
not a scarf but (hopefully) a waistcoat

1 comment:

  1. looks tricky, I will definitely give knitting a bash at some point though :/ It's all tooo easy with my hook, I love it! x


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