Skinflint Sunday: Knitting.

Every crafter knows that if one of your loved ones asks you to make them something, you make sure it’s done.

Tom30 asked me to knit him some dishcloths for his kitchen. I haven’t knitted anything for over two years, ever since I made Izzy a cowl from the softest Peruvian hand-dyed wool and she wore it as a boob tube. It kind of took the heart out of knitting for me for a while. But with less than two weeks to go before Tom30 gets the keys, it was time to get back on the horse again.

I store my yarn in a couple of old suitcases at the top of my wardrobe. I didn’t know what was in there, but I thought I’d go shopping here before actually hitting the shops.

I found 9 balls of bamboo that I remember buying from Spotlight well over a decade ago. I remember that I’d just discovered bamboo yarn and how beautifully it drapes, so when I saw these balls on special I grabbed them. Tom30 didn’t mind the colour, so with the Grand Final beginning, I cast on. I was able to get one almost finished by game’s end because it was so one-sided as to be very boring, so there was little to distract me.

I spent Sunday morning knitting the one on the right.

These are two strands held together, casting on with 44 stitches and simply knitting until I’ve made a square. For fun, I’ll probably do a different stitch for each dishcloth.

As I was knitting this morning, I was sitting on the couch on my front verandah. The dogs were snoozing beside me, the sun was shining and I was able to see my flower garden springing to life.

I was ridiculously happy.

Dad joke of the day:

9 thoughts on “Skinflint Sunday: Knitting.

  1. Isn’t it wonderful to find supplies at home, especially those from long ago? Sounds like a perfect day on the verandah now that you are retired again!

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