I am, a very chuffed Fairy. I finished Dayflower #1 last night, and in the hunt for my tapestry needle (I keep misplacing that thing), I pulled out my stash box, and, upon finding said needle, left the box out in the lounge to be packed up later. Once I’d woven in the end, I noticed it was very quiet. Too quiet. So I went in search of the Magpie. He was sitting in front of the box, with a pair of needles and some of my Bluebell 8 ply, attempting to cast on!
With some verbal instructions and guidance (I was not allowed to help him), he managed to cast on, and then knit. And then – dear readers – he asked about purling. And picked it up in less than 5 seconds. It took me 3 weeks as a 6 year-old to be able to purl properly – and he did in 5 seconds! Then, he frogged the whole thing (and laughed when I told him what it’s called “frogging”), re-cast on, and started to try a k2 p4 pattern (why that – I don’t know), and cackled gleefully as he took his needles and wool to bed to knit there. His tension is horrible, but hey – when is it not when you learn to knit… I wonder if I can get him on socks when he does manage to get it all sorted out. They are very mathematical items after all…
Concentrating on knitting
Finished another row
A motley looking first attempt, and my Dayflower #2
reading:own notes on Blake so far…
listening: Albertine CD – Brooke Fraser
knitting: Dayflower #2 in Moss Green Lincraft Lima, Fibonacci beanie #2 in Bluebell 5ply.