Hi to everyone who has dropped by while I have been 'off'.Its been 9 days since I did a post!I did log on from time to time and read some of my friends posts to cheer me up. We have had a few days of very hard frosts, something which we have not had at this time of the year for quite a while.It is more seasonal now than in February so maybe we might get summer next year if the seasons move back in to sync!I have not been out to the allotment either but I am sure everything is getting on fine without me.I have been saving all my kitchen waste for the composting and hopefully I will get out there before the end of the week.I have not been twiddling my thumbs at home, well in a manner of speaking I have, as I have as I taken out the wool and knitting needles once again.I was reading the down to earth blog and was inspired!
I started with a neckscarf, nothing too complicated and quickly finished as I did not want to run out of steam halfway through.Not only did I finish one but started another and put in a large buttonhole opening to slot one end of the scarf through. They are just large enough to circle the neck inside a coat collar.Then I got adventurous and started a waiscoat type thing.If my back and shoulders are warm then I am warm, and my arms have free movement in this,it also fits snugly inside a coat or jacket.
I did a lot of knitting years ago when the children were young, knitting all of their winter sweaters and cardigans and also knitted aran sweaters for a company who sold them in shops.I worked for a number of years in a company call Tivoli Spinners who manufactured and dyed knitting wool and designed knitwear patterns.They still operate but on a much smaller scale.I can remember all dept. stores having a wool section about 20 years ago but now I think in a city the size of Cork there are 2 small wool shops. Knitting is making a comeback though and if it is good enough for Julia Roberts it is good enough for me!