I promised my self that I would learn to knit. I have banged on about it now for so long that I really had to do something about it. And I have. My mother, who is good at absolutely everything crafty, was here for a little over a week and she has the most amazing patience. She teaches a craft group, which I think is easier then just teaching just one of me. But she has done well.
I am knitting my self a rather wide green woolen scarf (excuse the posey modelling). Its just all garter stitch. There are only a few small holes (Mum's gone home now you see...)
And I am knitting Minnie a scarf - she choose this colour. Its bamboo/cotton and it feels lovely. However, it splits really easily. I have used garter and then stocking stitch.
I have already discovered that bamboo needles are much better to knit with when compared to the old metal ones I have. And I have discovered that there is so many lovely yarns out there to use.
But the best discovery of all is that I really enjoy the almost hypnotic rhythm of knitting. It is amazingly relaxing. I have been spotted carrying my knitting around in the garden of an afternoon or doing a few quick rows while cooking dinner.
Molly has also discovered the joys of knitting...