and now I am off to watch another bit of film- a Youtube tutorial on how to graft a toe. I haven't yet figured out how to do this magic trick of finishing off a sock without substantial support. Thank goodness for Youtube. It has got me through many a knitting challenge.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Tonight, in moment, I will finish the first pair of socks I have made to give to someone. This was them recently. I need better light to take them now.
It is the birthday of one of my favourite women this week.
She is the person who jumped on a plane, flew 1500kms and turned up in my hospital room on day 2, of what turned out to be my 60+ day stay, with the most stunning orange mohair, a pair of needles, and words from her mum - 'mum said I should teach you to knit'. Mum is a wise retired nurse - she knows about hospitals, and thankfully knitting.
My friend had to be taught to be able to teach me. I kept going - she hopes to get back to it one day. And the best part is this is someone who really appreciates a handmade/knitted gift. You will understand how wonderful it is to make something for someone who loves it and gets the thought and time that goes into such a thing. I can't wait to give them to her.
I have finished them while watching the delightful Irish film, Once. On impulse I bought the dvd the other day - hoping it would be worth the money and space on the bookshelf. It has turned out to be the loveliest film I have seen in a long time and I am glad to have the promise that is there to see it over and over if just to listen to the wonderful music and watch those Dublin scenes.
And it stars a redhead, how cool is that. Both the pirate and myself are redheads so I say bring it on!