Thursday, October 11, 2012
I have never been a knitter, always a sewer. But there is time. I am saving it for when I have copious amounts of time waiting for the girls to finish dance practice or swimming lessons ;)
When Abbie was little I was determined to learn and with the help of my mother in law, knitted Abbie some very basic booties. Biggest mistake was using some hand dyed wool, which although the colour was just lovely, the wool itself was a little 'tough' and not stretchy (if wool can be such a way).
Since then, I have made a bunny rabbit, two beanies for the girls and a pair of socks for Milly. I do love to knit, however find that you need time to sit down. Not too much of that around here at the moment. Plus I am so very spoilt to have two very talented knitters in our lives......Nanny Joan and Nanny Rob. Nanny Joan is actually Abbie's grandmother who lives in the UK and Nanny Rob is my dearest friend's mum who I have known since I was only twelve.
You may recognise that rainbow yarn from here. Never made it past the bodice!
By chance the other day two packages arrived in the post. Even more by chance one was for Abbie and one for Milly. Two gorgeous hand knits for my girls..... If you are reading, thank you Joan and thank you Robyn - we really love them.
Do you knit? If you do, tell me when you find the time!?
Oh and why not pop over to Greer's place, she is having a lovely 'knitting' giveaway.