Thank you for popping in to see us today! I wonder, are you visiting with your morning coffee? Stopping by just before bed? Or doing a sneaky blog surf on your work computers? Whatever time it is, and wherever you are, it’s lovely to have you here! It’s 6.25pm here, I’m in my rocker next to the open ranch slider enjoying a nice warm breeze…. you’ll be glad to hear that the freezing, hailing, wintery weather we had for the last few days has passed and I’m tentatively losing the urge to knit myself more hand-warmers!
So as most of you will know by now, my knitting skills could really do with a… well… I would say fine tune, but being that all I’ve ever knitted are scarves, mitts and baby hats, there’s not so many skills to fine tune!
I’ve been dying to knit something more challenging, especially now I have a fairy god daughter… I want to be one of those fairy god mothers who knits fabulous creations that this wee girl looks back on and cringes at!!! (“I can’t believe you dressed me in that” she will say as a teenager!) So I asked my Mum for a hand.
She’s a Knitting Ninja you see…. she can knit in the dark, while she reads and when she watches TV.
We decided on a pattern, and that we would knit it together at the same time. Actually that’s a total lie. I decided we were going to do it and told her she had to knit it at the same time as me, so when I get stuck she can help me. This was not the loving Mother Daughter bonding moment I’m making it out to be!
So we decided on “the Harvey Kimono”
She photocopied us a pattern, then wow… it took me so long to choose which colour wool to knit my FIRST EVER GARMENT with! Lime green? Bright purple? Not blue, no way….
In the end I decided on….
Goodness me! That looks like an Ashford ad doesn’t it!!!!! Beautiful wool posing with the first peonies of the season!
Mum, being Mum (she only likes working with natural fibres) chose this….
And away we go!
This is not, and I repeat NOT a race.
Three hours later Mum rang me up to tell me I’d left my copy of the pattern behind and was wondering how I was going to start my garment…..
So I’ll be showing you the progress as I navigate my way through the Harvey Kimono… And if it all of a sudden doesn’t make an appearance for a while, make sure you tell me to get on with it! I’m enjoying the idea of knitting something wearable, but also a wee bit nervous as the idea of knitting two pieces together and all that jazz! Oh the excitement of trying new things!
I hope you have a wonderful day today, and that many fantastic and exciting things happen to you!
Lots and lots of loving thoughts to all of you,
From Alice and Raymond XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXx