July 25, 2005

..knitsy knit..

As many, I learned knitting from my granny when I was little. I quickly gave up, because mysteriously, I always ended up making extra stitches, creating lopsided, triangleshaped garments which I thought I could then use as underwear (mind you, I was about 8 years old at that time).....

One year ago, I knitted my first scarf, guided by an old trusted knitting book from the same granny. It was humongous, knit on size 11 (european) needles and I gave it the endearing nickname "help-I'm-being-strangled-by-a-boa-constrictor" scarf. I never had much wear out of it, although it had cost me quite much...

A couple of months ago, I ordered the Stitch and Bitch handbook. The needles really started clicking now. I made a ribbed, raspberry-plum striped scarf and several headkerchiefs. Things that need to be finished now are 2 toymices for my cats (although one mouse has become so big, that I think I will save it for one particularly fat cat) and 2 pair of Mary Jane slippers. That old "help-I'm-being-strangled-by-a-boa-constrictor"scarf has been frogged and I'm splitting the 2-ply yarn to make it more useful.

And to make the circle round, I recently asked my gran to teach me how to knit socks. She was delighted to hear that she could learn one of her granddaughters how to knit socks....

July 24, 2005

Figg, a history

Figg.....
- is a bookworm.
- loves knitting.
- is mad about her 3 furry balls a.k.a. cats.
- studies social work.
- loves the colours raspberry, brown and plum.
- still lives at her parents.
- is inspired by blogs, little critters and nature.
- hates polyester clothing.
- loves the feel of a new cotton shirt.
- and can be a bit odd.....

July 22, 2005

....figgy goodness....

and we're up!!
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