16. Jul, 2019

Knitting?

When my children were small I was a spinner and knitter and I spun and knitted so many jerseys for them and for friends and family that I sort of knitted myself out. Last year I saw this lovely scarf and pattern in a craft shop and was tempted to buy the pattern. When I was tidying up my craft corner (where I sit at night) I came across the pattern and then I saw this wonderful yarn so now I am back knitting at night (not that I need another scarf) but the repetition of stitch stitch stitch will be good for me while I think about the next handwork project I will tackle at night. If I don't do something, I fall asleep in front of the television. This pattern has taken me a bit of getting into as you cast off in the middle of one row and then cast on again in the next to get the holes in honeycomb effect. It is 4 ply so will grow quite slowly but then there are only 2 ball of yarn so it shouldn't be too daunting for me to get back into. The first jersey I ever knitted was a 4 ply faire aisle top and I never thought I would get it finished - but I did. Who knows I might decide I like to knit again although it is less energising following a pattern than creating something original