17 July 2011
social commentary Sunday . . . 'teaching an old dog new craft tricks'
I'm always impressed when people acquire new skills, later this week i'll be all impressed with myself, i hope!! I'm SO excited . . . i'm re-learning how to knit & from chain stitch beginner level . . . how to crochet!! Kylie from Mealy&i is an absolute sweetheart & offered to teach me (& my 4 children, not sure she knew that was part of the deal but i'm guessing they'll be re-teaching me a few minutes after Kylie leaves). What a great school holiday activity (yes, we in Canberra have another whole week to go).
Today i went shopping for the 'tools & equipment' - i guess in time i'll use every one of these different sizes?? The bulk packs were too good a deal to refuse.
Art Viva Tasmanian Oak knitting needles from my stock at Shop Handmade.
I could only find ugly wool on sale, so i sucked up the price & bought what i thought was pretty. I guessed which would be suitable ply & acrylic balance of the yarns (so many variations).
I just find crochet hooks the strangest things - to me they look like they are ready to have a chat to you. I assume all crafters talk to themselves, i do, i'm very agreeable, just like these 9mm & 10mm hooks.
So wish me well, i am prone to not hold things correctly & i'm sure adding knitting & crochet to my skill set will only make my carpal tunnel syndrome groan (in both hands, since my mid 20s, i like to overachieve like that). Oh well, sleeping in metal hand splints for the last 10 years is just one of sexier boudoir looks i covet. Have crafty weeks & do try something new soon. I'll be back with some results for show & tell, i hope. Eeek, love Posie