My very clever friend Sam is not only a wonderfully kind, caring and compassionate woman but is also now my knitting teacher (that's her hands below showing me what to do).
You see I have sat back here in my land of Pippiwillow, needle felting, sewing with wool felt and more recently playing with and trying to befriend the sewing machine.
All the while watching, with ever greening eye all of you very clever knitters out there.
I have only ever attempted to knit a scarf and I needed my Mum to 'assist' me (which actually means to cast on, off and to sort out all of the dropped stitches-I love my Mum.)
I've always fancied the idea of being able to knit stuff, it seems relaxing, it's very transportable and I shouldn't really cause myself too many injuries with a knitting needle (as opposed to the dry felting needle-stabbing of my fingers type injury I normally sustain).
Sam has been knitting these.
After proudly coming over to play (chat) and to show me her almost completed project I decided I wanted in.
I wanted to learn too.
So, armed with a shopping list I went to the wool shop and purchased
1. The wrong sized double pointed 4 pack of knitting needles.
2. Not enough wool to complete the entire set.
However, I did remember to buy wool that is NOT for the washing machine - so that it would felt. (oh thank you other very clever friend who reminded me that the local school with the Steiner stream was having their school fete this past weekend - this is where I got to buy my wool from!)
Whilst I am away this week I have decided to try to finish my first of seven knitted bowls.
I will also try to start some of the other sewing projects that ought be done prior to the night before the big red fella comes down the chimney.....
Have a lovely week, & hop on over to Kirsty's to see who else has stuff to show and tell this week.