Saturday, 1 January 2011
Happy Blogversary dear Jules.....
I hope everyone is enjoying their New Year celebrations!
To add to the occasion, I am celebrating two years of blogging today. I will be doing something to mark the event - but, for my first post this year - as I like to be diverse and because I'm so excited and pleased, I just have to share this amazing fact.
I am knitting.
Really, actually knitting - and (even more amazing,) actually understanding it! I am even enjoying myself.
Why on earth am I posting about this, you ask? Well, dear friends, this is a major turning point for me - after about 45 years I have finally beaten my evil nemesis, and broken the taboo of 'one needle good - two needles bad'.
I know I am a late starter, I didn't drive until 38, taught myself to swim at 45, conquered the fear of sewing machines at 46..... so I thought, ' Good grief, you're 50 woman, pull yourself together, how hard can it be'?
I mean, I was taught as a child, I knew the principles, but I could never understand what to do when I went wrong, and couldn't be bothered to wait around and find out. Unless my mum or auntie was there to sort it out and pacify me, my reaction would inevitably involve my throwing wool and needles on the floor and stamping on it - hard. Do not try this at home.
But, at long last, the Internet has triumphed again, as within 2 minutes of watching a video tutorial, a really helpful American lady had solved all my problems. I bought wool (chunky) and needles (huge) and I'm making a very simple cardigan - Me! Ms 'I can't knit and am actually quite proud of the fact'.
The evidence: 'Confessions of a novice knitter'
Chuffed to mintballs I am.
That's All Folks..... x