Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I went in to get some flannel

Arthur Bales is having a sale for the next two weeks. On my way home from work I popped in to get some flannel to make into a receiving blanket for my domestic worker who will be a mommy very soon.

I was also going to get some wool to make a Christmas present for Jackie's teacher. I planned on buying 4 balls of Jaeger Matchmaker. It was 50% off. I asked if they had more black as I could only find 2 balls. The nice lady said that they had no more, and that once the stock they had was sold they would not be getting any more as it was being discontinued.

I love this stuff. 3 balls will make a set of fingerless mitts and a scarf. 4 balls will make a set of fingerless mitts and a bigger scarf. I can think of lots of people I can make sets for with this lovely wool.

I set about getting as many balls in as many colourways as I liked (or could think of people who would like them). I took a basket full of wool to the till.

I bought 49 balls.

I did also get the flannel.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

I am a HAPPY mommy

My daugher finally "clicked" on knitting today. I was having coffee with a friend (and crocheting). Friend - Maureen - was knitting. Jackie insisted that I get her some wool so she could do some finger knitting. Well, Maureen nipped down to the shop to get a few things and came back with some pretty little "kids knitting needles". I showed Jackie how to put her finger knitting on the needles and she carried on in garter stitch. Then she ripped everything out, got me to cast on 10 stitches for her, and she's been knitting on her scarf to be on and off for the rest of the day.

While I was at spinning this afternoon she even kept on knitting while watching Cartoon Network on TV.

I have been showing her the basics on and off ever since she showed an interest. This is the first time she's done so much in such a short time. Next she wants to be shown how to knit on four needles so she can make socks.

I think I have done SOMETHING right.

Monday, May 26, 2008

I have not been doing much blogging

But I have been doing quite a lot of knitting. I have also been doing a lot of work, studying, and being sick.

I am in the process of changing from a dial up to a high speed internet connection so soon I should be in the happy position where it takes me less than, well, forever, to upload photos and blog posts.

No guarantees of when, but I will get pics up soon, probably once I find where the camera cable has disappeared to AGAIN!