Thursday, 1 January 2009

A New Year, A New Skill

Happy New Year!!!!

I feel like I have been neglecting my blog these last few days but festivities (and a killer migraine) have stopped me getting to the computer. Oh, and the fact that Simon bought me some beautiful bamboo needles! Charlotte bought me some yummy yarn and the rest, as they say, is history!!

Elizabeth has learnt a fabulous new skill. I have been trying to teach her to knit with needles but she finds it so hard and being a bit of a mad perfectionist (don't know where she gets it from) is always disappointed to tears by her efforts. Then I found this and she loved it straight away. She followed the instructions all by herself. Firstly I made her do it with one strand of quite fine yarn without fluff so she could see what she was doing. She has turned this practice piece into a necklace with some ribbon embellishments.

Then she attacked my stash and found a deep purple 'bumpy' yarn and a pink eyelash and knitted them together;

Elizabeth did however stop for a quick snuggle with baby Noah who came to say hi. Am all broody again!!

She continued to knit after tea last night but Nathaniel and I went to bed before six as my head was pounding and the nausea was just too much for me and he was tired not having had a sleep during the day.

Simon was unable to advise on casting off so she resumed this morning;

She did a last few rows to finish the ball of fluffy yarn (didn't see much point in keeping 2 metres) and finished it off!


She has already been back into my knitting bag and is eyeing up some more yarn for another original Elizabeth creation. I fear I have created a monster! A big thank you to Lucy Jackson!!
Have fun whatever you are doing on this very first day of 2009!!
Daisie xxx


Pixiedust said...

Wow, well done elizabeth, she can knit better than me.

Happy New Year. Hope your heads better today. Have a great 2009.

Purple and Paisley said...

thank you so much for the link! i was at my fabric store the other day and two women were talking about this...but they didn't know what it was called...i have been curious about it ever since...happy new year and good girl, elizabeeh!

jennyflower said...

Wow, that's very cool. Hope you are feeling all better today, bed at six though? Sounds very appealing!

Sharon said...

Wow! That's brilliant, I'm putting it on the list of things to have a go (eventually) at because I can't knit to save my life, but have to pass the wool to get to the sewing stuff in the local shop!

JuliaB said...

WoW!!! That's amazing!!! I might have to make a finger knitting kit up for my eldest Neice's next b/day (she'll be 7) ! Hope you all have a very Happy New Year! x