To knit or not to knit…

Hot on the heels of uptaking hook and finishing a couple of projects (photos to come!) I’m tossing up the idea of learning how to knit (again). Mum taught me when I was in my teens and it was all going well until I made a mistake. I just couldn’t get the hang of unpicking – I don’t even know what the technical knitting term for that is (crocheters call this “frogging”, cute huh?). So now I have this barrier in my head that I’m going to need to do a mercy dash to Ma’s everytime I make a booboo – and while learning I reckon there will be a fair few booboos!

I wasn’t very inspired about Christmas gifts last year, so didn’t have a lot of ideas when people asked what I might like. One of the things that did come back was the Patons Learn to knit book, and a pair of size 7 knitting needles, which are now sitting in a drawer waiting to be dusted off.

So I have the tools, I have the beginnings of the desire – I think I just need to pick a project (a scarf! Just for something completely new) and get on with it. Stay tuned… I don’t want to change the name of this blog to “by needle” though, that sounds a bit macabre! Maybe tonight could even be the night – it is the only 29th Feb for the next four years, and if that ain’t a good enough excuse to learn something new, I don’t know what is!!

By hook or by what??

By Hook or By Crook: a saying that means “by any means necessary”. As in, by hook or by crook I will finish these g-loves tonight… Or by hook or by crook that was a great episode of Walking Dead… Or by hook or by crook I should get off to bed!

And in case ya didn’t get it, by hook = how crochet items are made, i.e. with a hook. So there, now you know!