Needle Natter

(K8‘s thoughts today)
Last year Mama learnt to knit and I wanted to aswell. For ages I busied myself with plaiting wool (Dadda got a bit annoyed at times with all the plaits that somehow dropped around the house). Then I taught myself to crochet chains. That was much quicker than plaiting! Finally, after I had really tried for a few weeks with bamboo skewers, Mama put her needles down and helped me with mine. Once I got going it was so easy! Now I can use circulars too.
I got the PERFECT birthday present this year. It was a basket to keep all my knitting things in – and it was full of wool and new needles and a knit-a-teddy-bear-kit. Well, none of that was actually *new* because we are doing homemade or recycled gifts this year – but it was all more than I could have hoped for!

Now that I can knit and crochet and embroider, I really want to learn to sew – using the machine!! I’m going to make gift bags out of Christmas material so we reduce our waste at Christmas-time. Mama says that will be a good thing to start with and she’s got lots of material for me to practise on.
While I wait to learn, I’ve got a BEAUTIFUL sewing book out of the library. It is just right for anyone who is just learning to sew by hand. I love the illustrations and would like to make some of the projects too.


3 Responses to “Needle Natter”

  1. 1 Sharonnz February 21, 2007 at 2:13 am

    K8…that book looks lovely. Would you believe I already have it on my Amazon Wish List because I love the illustrations. I’m sure Maggie & I would have a lot of fun with it!

  2. 2 kate5kiwis February 21, 2007 at 2:20 am

    hello K8
    i was thinking that book looks absolutely fabulous too, and what a great idea to DIY christmas wrapping bags…
    well done on the knitting too. i am too impatient to knit. cos the end result doesn’t happen fast enough for me… i prefer sewing..
    how about you post some photos of your finished knitting articles??
    :o) love k37 xx

  3. 3 Rosie February 21, 2007 at 10:44 am

    Hello K8…I, too, was thinking that book looks like one a girl I know, would love! You have done so well with all your crafty ‘bits’. I’m a bit like k37….knitting is too slow for me, I much prefer zooming on the sewing machine!! Look forward to seeing what you create. Love R

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