Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Ch 3, 2 dc in 1st sc.* dc in next 4 dc - SPEAK ENGLISH!!

My youngest sister is, after years of trying and a little help from a man with a test tube, going to add a new family member in June.

As a joke I gave her a "Knit your own bootees & bonnet" set for Xmas, so there was many trials and tribulations as she knitted her first item in who knows how many years.

Instead of adding to the knitting mountain - as Granny (my mum) has already got her needles at work - I decided to see if I could resurrect my very basic crochet skills and make a blanket.

I started work on it whilst DD was at her Tumble Tots class on Friday. I'm still a bit unsure if I'm doing it right - the length of chains I make seem to vary enormously - and the corners don't seem quite right either.

Well at least I've got another few months to practice!!


  1. Fantastic news for your sister & family ! I hope it all goes well.

    There will be plenty of 'bootee knitting' going on then?

  2. It looks granny-square like to me, and they can be tricky to get started. (I've only made four, so of course I know everything about them.)