Sunday, 6 May 2007

K is for Knitting

My mother taught me to Knit when I was about 7.
She constantly had some Knitting project on the go. Her needles would click together at a rate of knots at every spare moment. She could follow a complicated pattern with hardly a glance at her yarn and needles, drink a cuppa tea, and carry on a conversation at the same time.

I'm not quite that accomplished.
I've knitted sweaters, baby blankets, hats, gloves, my latest project has been striped socks. The Space Cadet currently sports a beautiful purple pair, he is SUCH A COOL DUDE when he wears them.
It's hard to think ahead to winter weather when the daffodils are blooming, but I'm currently using up spare yarn to make fluffy scarves for prezzies.
It's never too early to plan for Christmas!!

12 comments:

julia said...

It's wonderful to see the newer knitting yarns, I hadnt taken any notice for a long time, knitting could be even more creative nowdays.
Its special to see comments from you, i am always surprised why city daily photo does not have wider participation beyond the members, or maybe I just dont get around enough to see!

Peggy said...

I can knit a bit. Scarves are easiest. I did make a rainbow hat for my youngest when he was too small to know better. I hope to go back to it someday.

tinakala said...

I´m green with envy. I can`t knit and sewing is a bitch. My teacher once told me that my hands grow out of my ass and thus excused me from aforementioned activities. I was doing macrame for the next four years.

Abraham Lincoln said...

My wife of 52 years, Patty, loves to knit, like you. Patty makes baby booties for a group that gives them to new borns and preemies. I don't know the details but Patty's mom knits little caps and comforters for them too.

I am not sure if you got there or not but if you did, thank you for visiting my blog yesterday and for your comments about my Rose-Breasted Grosbeak. I am into architecture today with the Brookville Community Theatre.

Yolanda Elizabet said...

You're right of course, it's never to early to plan for Christmas. ;-)

I used to knit too but for years now I haven't had the time, there's too much work to be done in the garden and various projects in the house.

madretz said...

I started knitting a few years ago, but I can't knit anything more than a scarf or blanket or washcloth. Nothing complicated. But I can only knit during the winter. Good for you for thinking ahead!

Runaway Rubber Duckie said...

K is for kissing too, but oh well. I tried to knot for while but always lost track of my numbers, even in the simplest patterns.

rosemary said...

I can't knit, crochet, sew, latch hook, tried some Russian needle thing...nope....I am envious of your talent...in particular your sense of color.

Ex-Shammickite said...

Hi everyone...
Julia: there are so many wild and wonderful textures and colour combinations for knitting yarns available now, it makes it hard to choose!
Peggy: It's like riding a bike, once you learn, you never forget.
Tink: Macrame RULES!! (BTW I haven't ever tried it.)
Abe: That's so nice, to be knitting for preemies. The booties and hats must be TINY!
Yolanda: Thanks for dropping in. I know, the garden calls, but you can knit when it gets dark!
Mad: Yeah, me too, when it gets too hot knitting is definitely not on my list of things to do! But it's still not hot here.
Stacey: and K is for Kuddling too... isn't it?
Rosemary: you obviously have talents in a different direction... and writing an interesting blog is one of them!

Xtreme English said...

my mother taught me to knit to keep me occupied when i was bedridden with polio at age 7, but the lesson didn't take. years later, when #2 was born, i started a sweater for her, and finished it when #4 was about two. no damn good at all at knitting. it's an exotic art, if you ask me.

Kalyan said...

Nice work & a wonderfully captured shot. Honestly I an very poor in this trade, so really envy you for it.

Ginnie said...

Well, you are way ahead of me in this department, even though my mom did her share of Irish Fisherman sweaters in her day. If I ever knit a pair of socks one day, the world will hear all about it. :) Congratulations.