Sunday, August 01, 2010

OH BOY!

As if I didn't have enough to do, I've got hooked on knitting again. I haven't done this in years. Not the kind of knitting with complicated instructions. In fact the last thing I knitted was a yards long Dr Who scarf for the first born. But then, this week, I passed a little shop that had wool in the window. And it called to me.

Maybe it's all part of being a grandmother. Here's the little sweetheart I'm knitting for -



And here's the pattern. A little bolero in a pale sagey green (babies wear such sophisticated colours these days!).



The back is done and one side.

Readers, I rhink I might be hooked.

OOPS...

Almost forgot. I'm giving a writing workshop on Monday 9th August, 11 am at Carmarthen Library. In case you're thinking of entering the New Voices competition and want to pick my brains.

11 comments:

Lacey Devlin said...

It's the cutest little bolero! I bet she's going to love it :)

Rachael Johns said...

Sooooooooooooo wish I could come and hear you but as I'm who knows how many thousands of miles away, I'll have to make do with smiling at that gorgeous granddaughter of yours! Enjoy the knitting!

Liz Fielding said...

I'm so excited, Lacey :)

Liz Fielding said...

Thanks, Rachael - but what is a woman with a name so Welsh that it should be on S4C (Welsh language television for anyone who doesn't live in Wales) doing thousands of miles away in western Australia?

Although come to think of it, Bronwyn is a v. popular name down under, too. :)

Rachael Johns said...

Is Rachael Johns Welsh? I may be confused - lol! But actually Johns is a pseudonym cos a good writing friend of mine wanted something close to my real name for THEIR pseudonym!

PS. Word verification is 'tringend' - now THAT sounds Welsh!

jenny wilson said...

its very strange- your the 3rd person in 2days ive heard from that is starting knitting againx

Kate Hardy said...

Liz - she's a cutie anyway, but in that bolero she's going to look REALLY cute.

My littlest wants to learn to knit. I can't, so I'm co-opting her grandmother into helping!

Liz Fielding said...

There must be something in the water, Jenny!

Liz Fielding said...

Rachael, your name is so Welsh that you should be selling laver bread and cockles in Swansea Market! (That's seaweed, btw!)

Liz Fielding said...

Ah, the wisdom of the grandmother.

My daughter wants to learn to knit, too. I tried when she was little, but she's become a fanatic crocheter recently.

There are online lessons - I had to look for one when I realised I'd forgotten how to cast off!

Marilyn Shoemaker said...

Liz, your grand baby is absolutely precious. I'm jealous! xx