I know!! Knitting!! I do everything but knit!! I can't believe I even remember HOW to knit, but it seems to be one of those bicycle riding things - I stared at the needles and wool for about 5 seconds, and then just knew what to do.
Taking to knitting again like a duck to water!It's a bit of a miracle I can even knit a basic stocking stitch really. I am a leftie and both of my grans were right handed, so I was the granddaughter they couldn't teach. My clever Mum taught me, fellow leftie that she is, but I am a horrendous student of anything and never bothered to learn anything grander, although I did once knit a stitch in a brick/weave pattern. Cor!
The yarn I've chosen is 80% merino, 20% possum. It is a variegated colour scheme that, quite coincidentally, matches 'my' colour palette, which is called Dusky Cool Deep. My eye prefers a warmer palette really, but this one does suit me, and I still love it.
Yummy colours - photo taken next morning, look how much I got done last night!So why am I doing this knitting thing? It's a response to the winter chill. Usually I want to quilt, but it is not portable enough. Plus I've been reading about knitting on so many blogs, and it's been chipping away at me. In a good way!
And lastly but by no mean leastly, I sell wool, but I don't know much about it. So I want to learn. We are going to be stocking a new range of yarn soon, and I really want to understand it. I'll never be an expert but I want to understand what things knitters and crocheters think about.
Now, who would like to guess what size crochet hook we sell the most of, and for what purpose? Hints include - nothing at all to do with yarn, and our shop is in the funky, alternative part of the city. Te Aro is to Wellington what Camden is to London, Fitzroy is to Melbourne, and possibly Soho is to New York (although I am guessing there!). :) Any correct, or sufficiently entertaining answers, can go in a draw to win some yarn. I won't specifiy what kind as I've got a few options. It can be negotiated with the winner! :)