Now, in my teens and over my twenties, I was an avid knitter. I used to knit so much of an evening that when I went to bed my fingers would ache! So much so, that TraderVic was very worried that I would get arthritis in them when I was old (so far so good). So, in the end, as life got busier with the children and work and as patchwork and quilting and cross stitch was kinder on the fingers, knitting somehow got left behind.
I used to knit quite intricate garments such as this christening gown (with matching bootees and cap) which all of my children wore to their christenings. It was knitted in very fine 2ply and a row was hundreds of stitches (it was knitted in the round).
Anyway, my dear friend, Margaret from Days of a Sampler Lover, has been knitting like crazy the last several months. Her great progress pics have been whetting my appetite.
I especially love this scarf, called the Walking Tour scarf, which she knitted. I adore Fair Isle knitting.
So, while I haven't quite committed to starting this as a project yet (it requires 36 colours!), I did visit Morris and Sons and bought some gorgeous wool to knit an ombre cowl scarf.
I am about halfway through and I only started last Monday evening. I am really enjoying knitting again. It is a bit like riding a bike - it has all come back to me.
Anyway, enjoy your Sunday everyone. It is a wet, miserable morning so far here in Eaglemont so a good day to stay in and stitch and knit away!
love from me to all of you,
P.S. Margaret, I don't really blame you - I am actually very thankful for you giving me back my knitting mojo! Love to you xoxoxo