Sunday, March 02, 2008

I'm rubbish at knitting!

Yesterday I went over to see my sister and her family for the day. I took some wool, and my new knitting book and my sister showed me how to knit following a pattern, which is something I've never done before. Well to say I was pretty rubbish at it was an understatement - I was supposed to increase rows by 2 but increased by 4! I have no idea how and although my sister tried to explain this to me I was pretty impatient with the whole thing (like a stroppy kid). I won't give up on it just yet because I'd really like to knit one of the icons from the book I was given, but I think I need a bit more guidance.

My sis also gave me a hand knitted scarf that was a late birthday present, and another brooch:As you can see, she can knit, very well indeed. I have an afternoon tea meeting with work tomorrow at this place, so I'll wear my new scarf for the occasion, they won't just let any old riff raff into these places - I can't even wear jeans as I normally do to work.

I need to go off and show the vacuum cleaner to the house - and then I will do a bit of sewing - more bunny practice needed.


Kitty said...

Gosh, your sister is good isn't she? I'm afraid I can only do knit and purl and increasing a bit and decreasing a bit ... nothing fancy.

I love that little brooch - it's gorgeous. Does your sister have an Etsy shop? x

Gina said...

Lovely knitted things from your sister. Loved the brooch/card you made for your Mum.

Katy said...

Oh, clever sister, I'm not jealous really, honest ;)

And lucky you - have a fab tea at Cliveden (stuff your handbag full of cake and sandwiches for Mr.Monda's tea!)

dottydesigns said...

I'm rubbish at knitting too, that's why I had to get my mum to knit the monkee,even my son had a go at knitting and did better than me, you have other talents. I love that brooch your sister made it's very pretty. Have fun at Clivedon, I'm with Katy, stuff your handbag with goodies!! x

Monkee Maker said...

Fabulous goodies from your Sis .... they're quite handy to have around sometimes, aren't they?

And I forgot to say just now that I LOVE the broach you made for your .... MY .... Mother's Day card


ps. As for forgetting 32 years of Birthdays, please don't hold it against me .... I was only 7 when I had you ....

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Lovely knitting from your sister - but you'll be able to do that soon too!

And very fancy schmancy place you are going to! Your scarf will look lovely!

Lucy xx

Yummers! said...

The pink scarf is so feminine and lovely. Wow... what a place you're going to for tea!!! Perfect for your new scarf.

Copenhagen is so wonderful. You'll love the shopping. There's a lot of great shops... to say the least.