Making a BEE line for me
Now you may be thinking that I have been
‘resting on my laurels’ this past week
since I haven’t posted anything up,
but that isn’t true.
Well, not completely anyway.
I have been yarn shopping
learning to knit.
But first, let’s talk about my lovely new yarn
from Bessie May.
Luscious coral coloured cotton (say that fast three times)
with tiny little spun ‘bees’ in the thread.
Called Lishie-Lou (from the Bee range),
I have decided to rename it Lushie-Lou.
It’s that gorgeous!
Bessie May has other wonderful yarns too,
check out their ‘Nettle’ range on
I can’t wait to get my hands on
some of that.
(after I have made something with the Lushie-Lou)
Knitting has always been a pain for me;
There’s just too many sticks to play with!
That of course,
hasn’t stopped me from trying (again & again)
to get to grips with it.
I decided to suck it up & go for a beginners lesson
at Morris & Sons (in Sydney).
Jo (our teacher) was amazing.
She is a knitting, crochet & yarn doyenne.
I learned more in 10 minutes about yarn, than I have in the past 3 years.
She also managed to get me to knit.
I have knitted a little every day,
but have come to the conclusion that as easy as
the English ‘Throwing’ method is,
I can’t continue using it.
I just can’t work out how to ‘throw’ the yarn
keep the needle in my hand.
So I have gone back to
the Continental method,
which is more comfortable
Shame I can’t do
Continental Purl stitch.
I think http://www.TECHknitting.blogspot.com might be be able
to help with that one.