i've been alfresco knitting a test square for a pair of boy-baby winter trousers this week. the mother in law op-shopped the wool which feels carpet wool like to me. i'm impervious to the itchyness of wool as a rule myself, but given they are for new baby soft skin i shall line them with brushed cotton. if i succeed in producing them. the test square subsequently went wrong. humph. i always drop a stitch when i have to undo a row of stitches and never seem to be able to pick them up again properly. ah so, back to the face cloths and you-tube until i get the hang of it.
i'm proud of the pink face cloth in the 'icantbelieveimadethatitlookssocomplicated' kind of way. brief periods of mastery always make up for lengthy stretches of failure (intermittent reinforcement i believe it is called). just one of the joys of learning something new. sitting in the garden, feet up, knitting in time to the bird song being one of the others. soothing, slow. you don't get that with doll housing. i'm going to like knitting.
do show show and tell your creative space, i'd love to see. and if your knitting you can yarn along here too x