Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Knitting Takes Off

A knitter I am not. It is an aspirtion though, same with croquet. I start, doing maybe a row or two and that is it. Until this last week. I am SO excited! A week ago last Saturday I picked up the needles to knit a scarf for my friends birthday; and kept at it, and at it until it was finished! I REALLY enjoyed knitting it! My technique does need some tweaking, but it certainly got easier as I went. Looking foward to some more knitting soon!

We have just had a long weekend here in Australia. Tonto came to visit and she was very pleased with her scarf. So glad she loved it. Tonto visits regularly and we enjoy her visits. This time she joined in with an archery shoot out and was introduced to a new board game, Squatter.
In case you are wondering Squatter has been around since the 1960s and is kinda like Monopoly but is about sheep stations, buying and selling sheep.
Late one afternoon Tonto made 'Happy Hour' so good that we skipped dinner (she does a FANTASTIC happy hour spread), and kept drinking and nibbling.... well the kids didn't drink but they were full up on creamy cheese bacon bread dip. mmmm. Next time I will get a photo of it and post it with the recipe.
The night after I finished the scarf, our midget doorway dissapeared, permanantly!
MrBusy got busy and pulled it down. He has now 'adjusted' it and it is back up as a bedroom wall. The bedroom is to the right and has the ladder in it. Looking straight ahead you can see the family/dining and kitchen, through to the laundry (outside door is covered with Rhino wrap until we go buy one).

This afternoon I have mucked about with freemotion quilting, to do the applique work on the geese block for Storybook Farm that I put together the other week. Not ready to start on the real thing yet, worried about mucking it up!

9 comments:

Kylie said...

Love the scarf Bec - I am like you very good at starting but never seem to finish and scarfs are about my limit.

Amanda said...

I knit in the car and that's as far as it goes. Trouble is, I hate sewing the bits together, so I've got several jumpers finished but unuseable as the sewing together is either so bad, or I haven't got round to it yet. But at least I have something that I can do in the car, sewing makes me car sick. Your building works are coming on well now, you must be desperate to get to the point where you can start prettying up and moving in.

Vicki said...

My grandmother would be so proud if she knew that her unpicking and reknitting overnight when I was at high school had such a profound effect on me. Hate travelling in the car without something to knit - always something on the go, so looks like I am prolific. Definitely scarf weather down here, Bec, so I am sure Tonto will love her new scarf - and the amount of effort you put into making it!

Chookyblue...... said...

nice scarf Bec....

Cardygirl said...

Great scarf...the building goes on!

Lynn said...

beautiful scarf - I love the color. It looks so nice and warm and soft.

Catherine said...

Nibbles and drinks...what a lovely way to spend time with friends! Great knitting....its great to do new things sometimes!! Cathyx

Janice said...

It must be great seeing your house start to take shape. I love the scarf, the yarn is gorgeous. This may be the start of a new obsession.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Good on you Bec. I started a Jumper 3 years ago and still haven't finished it. Mybe one day.