Any fool can make something complicated. It takes a genius to make it simple." - Woody Guthrie

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Starting over ...

It has been both a busy and exciting few weeks, including a lampshade making workshop run by the author of this book.  It was so much fun, to meet new and interesting people and to get that self-satisfied feeling that you have created something you never knew you could.  The result of my labour now happily resides, with matching cushion, in the youngest's bedroom, praise indeed. 

Also despite having knitted numerous scarves, hats and the odd jumper or two I have joined knitting school to try and improve both my speed and technique.  A colleague at work managed to find a free five week beginners knitting course with Adult Education, so a group of us spent a relaxing couple of hours with a friendly tutor last week and my living room table now looks like this.

I feel like I am knitting with boxing gloves but I am determined to go back to basics in order to erase any bad habits.   Happily, although my speed hasn't greatly improved, my needle grip now looks more professional.  My target is to knit myself a pair of socks with the wool purchased in sale three years ago. 

I will leave you with a picture of the peonies I purchased this week whilst I go off and work wonders with wool!  They were a naughty purchase but the colour is so beautiful, I could not resist.

Hope you all have a wonderfully creative weekend xxx