Friday, March 30, 2012

I knitted something!

I know this is not earth shattering news for most crafters, but I could not tell you how shocked my mother is! I was the worst at sewing, knitting and all other creative pursuits when I was younger.

However, now I'm older and and more determined, I don't give up so easily and have learned to persist even when things aren't perfect - just like this scarf, which is fatter at one end than the other. I somehow managed to increase the number of stitches per row. I could have frogged it, but I decided it didn't really matter. I started this project about three years ago, forgot about it, and rediscovered it about two months ago. I've been working on it at night in front of the telly (too stuffed from work to do anything more mindful) and finished it today. My new adage is 'better finished than perfect'!
My new furry friend is very warm and snuggly - it's autumn here and mornings are becoming quite fresh. In another week or two I'll be quite pleased I finished this project when I did! (If you're wondering whose crutches they are, they're mine! Surgery on Monday on both feet has changed me into an invalid for several weeks. The ever-patient Carl is my nursemaid and boy will he be glad to have me back at work some time after Easter!)

For those knitters out there, the yarn is Patons Ostrich (736), knitted on 4.5mm needles. It's about 160cm long plus fringing.

Next on the needles will be a simple 2 x 2 rib scarf for Romily.