Inspired by the wonderful hydrangeas at Trewidden Garden, I have had a purple week! I found a ball of purple wool at the back of my cupboard and have managed to follow my first knitting patten! This is a breakthrough, I can normally only manage squares, so I’m quite excited.
I have had a cold for the last few days, I am sure that this has helped my rate of progress with the knitting. When feeling sorry for myself, there is not much that I want to do, except drink honey and lemon and maybe knit. So I am grateful to my cold for making me sit still for long enough to actually persevere with a pattern.
I have a cupboard full of tiny knitted bags, knitted lavender bags and even knitted fish, but I am yet to make anything that is truly useful. This is why I am so excited by my break-through – I have made a hat, and I actually like it! I am very grateful to Judith Swartz, I used her book “Hip to Knit” and managed to follow my first pattern. I’m now on my way, I think
this could be the winter of knitting!