The postie called with a parcel. So the wintry quilt was cast aside as I played with my new toy.
I've had a go at most needle crafts and knitting is no exception. Watching a colleague making little jackets for a great niece got my juices flowing again.
Of course no getting back into it with something small, like a baby cardigan or a scarf! Oh no, not this girl, I'm straight in with a ladies jacket. Not the greatest picture, sorry. The yarn is Sirdar Click Chunky, colour: Harmony.
I'm feeling rather pleased with myself as I finally taught myself the 'thumb method' for casting on! I've tried and tried to teach myself from written instructions, but yesterday good old youtube came to the rescue.
I actually only learned to knit about 12 years ago, a very patient colleague taught me the basics and from there I just picked things up as I went along.
I had tried to learn to knit several times, mothers efforts to teach me were not successful, but she's a leftie and I think that may have had something to do with it. My gran had a go at teaching me too, but until 12 years ago all I was able to knit was a mess!
I have another late shift today, so after a quick trip into the shops I'll be knitting until it's time for work.
Some previous efforts. (This is my picturetrail album, there are lots of crafts here, from before I started this blog.)
1) Youtube. (It's amazing just how many craft tutes are on there.)
2) Late shifts.