30.12.13

2013 - The Year of Knitting


2013 was the year I learnt to knit properly.

Two years earlier I had to abandon an attempt to knit a scarf for my dad. I crocheted it instead. I just couldn't get along with knitting. It was slow and awkward, me and the sticks did not like each other.

Then at the beginning of March 2013 I spent a fabulous day with some fabulous blogladies. Many of them were knitting, Ali was knitting socks, Monica was knitting socks, Tracy was knitting an Icelandic vest, Julie was knitting something gorgeous too, bunnies I think, Alice had something white on the go on a long circular needle, and Kristina had knitted everybody socks -11 pairs (plus some spares). 

'Could I knit a sock?' I asked 'Of course you could knit a sock' the blogladies said. And they were right; I could knit a sock.

Since March I have knitted: 2 and half pairs of socks, 2 scarves, 2 shawls and 3 hats. I have another shawl and another scarf on the needles and 1 and half pairs of socks waiting to be cast on.

Thanks to those wonderful ladies I am now a knitter.

I am also a blogger and although I know I don't post quite as much as I used to I still enjoy it and do not intend to stop. There is no particular reason for my less frequent posts other than a feeling that I don't want to be too repetitive. Such is the cyclical nature of life, and as such here is this year's December sampler.


My very best wishes for
2014
Thank you for reading
Sue
xx

2013



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27.12.13

Turkey Leftovers

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