I had the photos put into this blog post not long before Mum went into hospital - just the text to add which I'll do quickly now. Mum's still in hospital, so time is very limited.
I've done absolutely no sewing since my last post, but I have been knitting. I have always said hand sewing is therapeutic. Truth be told, I find knitting more relaxing, and at the moment, that's just what I need.
About a month ago, Little Miss asked if I knew how to knit, and would I teach her how. YES and YES!! It's been many years since I have done any knitting, but a quick Google search brought me back up to speed.
Little Miss is knitting a scarf, and is doing really well. As with many of her generation, she easily follows YouTube videos.
|I was pleased to find Australian wool.|
Unlike hand sewing, I find it easy to watch TV while knitting, only occasionally having to look at what I'm doing. In a very short space of time I've finished four scarves and four beanies.
I think it's the repetitive nature that makes knitting so relaxing.
I've been knitting since I was eight years of age - beginning with a cotton washer, and then progressing to a jumper for the Red Cross.
Over the years I've knitted countless items and garments. My going away dress - pictured above after our wedding - is still one of my favourites. Ha, ha... yep, it would be considered a tad short now-a-days.
A family photo taken before our third child was born - all of us in my hand knitted garments.
And if I'm going to take up knitting again, I need a knitting bag - my Little Black Bag, made at a quilting retreat a few years ago, fits the bill nicely.
Thank you for all your comments and emails after my last post. See you when I can.