Saturday, 24 January 2009

Knitting Nancy I miss you!


I wonder why I have a sudden yearning to knit something. I haven't knitted anything since I was a teenager, and then I got so frustrated I never finished it!
We have two second hand shops (op shops) at my local shopping square, one is cheap and junky and one is dearer and has much more order and shop dressing. I like both for different reasons, but the second one has a gorgeous old cabinet full of haberdashery. On Tuesday I rummaged around through the stack of old Paton's pattern books, a few I remembered from childhood as my Mum was a big knitter. The problem is I need a beginners pattern book, Ive forgotten everything except maybe casting on and knitting pearl and plain! and I was never that good at those anyway..Mum was always rescuing my lost stitches! Now Mums not here what will I do now? I have told a very knit savvy friend to expect me on her doorstep at anytime...she said " of course" but I could tell she really isn't expecting me to get past buying the wool and then leaving it in the cupboard for years. Ha!
We shall see, but I would like to give it a go again. Anyone have any beginners books or patterns they can recommend?
If my husband is really lucky I may even knit him one of these beauties!



ahh if all else fails I'll just have to bring out the treasured Knitting Nancy and knit a few rows on her.




8 comments:

Sal said...

We all loved using the knitting Nancy, last year, at one of our craft mornings..we all made small mats ..not very adventurous I know.. but they did look lovely and colourful ;-)

MelMel said...

Wow, i had one of those....i loved it, was a gift one yr on my birthday....many happy hours spent, mucking about, used to take it to the caravan, just thing for wet wales weather

Have a fun wkend!xxx

Liesel's House & Garden Party said...

Why does that sound so familiar? Buying wool only to forget all about it untill -a year later- you find it hidden away in a dark cupboard.. Oh I remember, that happened to me *g* Have comfort Andrea in knowing that I'm a worse knitter then you are. I start with 20 stitches that then turn to 24 only to go back to 19 *rolls eyes* I too would love to learn to knit

Good luck, not that you need it ;)

Isa

fiftiesgirl said...

I wish i could knit and crochet too. Good luck with it! I could do with a knitting nancy!!! x

Silvia said...

I do exactly the same! I buy it then never finish what I'm making and things end up staying a long time where I put them!

fiftiesgirl said...

Theres an award for you on my blog x

Greedy Nan said...

Have you thought of looking on t'internet for a video instruction to help you? The best thing is to have that friend. If I were closer I would do it but I think there's around 2,000 miles between us - unless you want to pay my return fare and let me stay with you ...

Sue said...

How's your knitting going? Maggie was knitting socks on Monday, multi-coloured ones out of 4 ply cotton - so fine! But they were beautiful.