Thursday, January 10, 2013

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i've been alfresco knitting a test square for a pair of boy-baby winter trousers this week. the mother in law op-shopped the wool which feels carpet wool like to me. i'm impervious to the itchyness of wool as a rule myself, but given they are for new baby soft skin i shall line them with brushed cotton. if i succeed in producing them. the test square subsequently went wrong. humph. i always drop a stitch when i have to undo a row of stitches and never seem to be able to pick them up again properly. ah so, back to the face cloths and you-tube until i get the hang of it. 
i'm proud of the pink face cloth in the 'icantbelieveimadethatitlookssocomplicated' kind of way. brief periods of mastery always make up for lengthy stretches of failure (intermittent reinforcement i believe it is called). just one of the joys of learning something new. sitting in the garden, feet up, knitting in time to the bird song being one of the others. soothing, slow. you don't get that with doll housing. i'm going to like knitting.



do show show and tell your creative space, i'd love to see. and if your knitting you can yarn along here too x





9 comments:

  1. Aah, good luck with knitting the trousers, I'm sure they'll turn out great. I am not known to knit gauge squares and I positively cannot frog back knitting as I would lose more than one stitch for sure. That's partly why I love crochet so much, frogging is so much easier and when making a blanket or scarf, there is absolutely no need for gauge! xx

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  2. Well done you! I can imagine just like crochet it's very soothing - despite the odd frustration here and there! Looking forward to seeing how you got on :) Thanks for linking :)

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  3. Clever you, Max! You make it sound positively idyllic, resting your baby-boy-bump in the garden while knitting in time to the birdsong. xxxxx

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  4. Knitting outside sounds like the perfect summer holiday pursuit!

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  5. I have loved crocheting and reading and generally just watching my kids play ::))
    perfectly perfect
    Wish I was there to knit and crochet along with company !!

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  6. Argh!! Drop stitches were the bane of my existence when I started out! don't worry you'll get there :) now it's a little miss if I leave my knitting around in her reach. However knitting is your peaceful surroundings sounds perfect :)

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  7. Well done with the trying new things. I love to knit and am a self taught knitter. You will get there. Utube and Ravelry were not around when I started in 2003. Wash cloths are a great way to start, I started by knitting 17 scarves in a year.

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  8. yes the pink one does look very impressive indeed

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  9. Keep at it, it'll click all of a sudden (so says I who has been known to unravel an entire project three times because of dropped stitches!)
    seriously though, soon you will do it
    X

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