Saturday, July 5, 2008

Knitting scarves

I picked up my knitting needles recently and started knitting again. Nothing complicated, just straight scarves. I found this wonderful knitting yarn by Giotto, 50% cotton, 40% rayon and 10% nylon. The colours are wonderful. The one above I knitted for Kirsty and the one below I knitted for myself. I cannot wear wool it prickles my skin, find this mixture warm and light to wear. Experimented with the number of stitches did Kirsty's with 25 and mine with 19. mine turned out longer than Kirsty's which suited me better, not having a lovely long neck like some.
I do find knitting relaxing as long as I don't have to think to much about what I am doing, sitting in front of television at night I get fidgety with nothing in my hands, too tired to do anything too creative and knitting fits the bill. Have bought another 3 balls of different colours to make scarves for an exhibition that Designing Women (machine embroidery group) is having later this year. I am afraid I don't do machine embroidery, I love what they do but just don't want to use a sewing machine after years of making mine and my children's clothing when they where growing up in New Zealand I am just over it. Much rather do mixed media.
Don't know why there is a black border around this photo, must of been the program I cropped it in. This little girl with the knee length baggy shorts, which she just loves I must add, is my second youngest granddaughter Madison. She loves to play netball, and I had the opportunity to go and watch her play recently before opening the shop. I think she takes after me, I too loved to play netball, winning wasn't the goal, I played centre mostly and loved running up and down the court. I must say I got away with quite a lot because I was of small stature back then, and developed quite a sneaky little hip swing to move the opposition out of my way, mmmh must teach Maddie that one!








3 comments:

Cathy Louise said...

thank you so much for dropping by my blog, that was really nice of you...I have ordered some of the magazines but if I run out I will let my aussie bloggers know they can get them from you...Thanks for that Cathy xx

Miss 376 said...

love the look of the giotto yarn, looks really soft and luxurious

grrl+dog said...

oohhh! I HOARD yarn.. and also find it relaxing. Last year when I was particularly stressed with a work place bully. I knitted and crocheted an entire blanket. Talk about putting that energy into something good...