Sit down. Do not have any cups of hot tea or in fact any liquids in your hand. Step away from anything dangerous while you read this.
Because you might be in hysterics at any moment...
You know that I am NOT a knitter. I have said it many many many times. What I would love to be able to do is knit socks, but I can't because I can't knit.
It is true. I can't knit. What isn't quite so true is the fact that I haven't told you the rest of the story.
I have tried to knit in the past. That is why I own these - in sets of two of course! Why the massive sizes? I don't know!!!
I also own this.
Here is the bit where you may have hysterics.
This weekend I decided to put the sticks and the book together and add some yarn into the mix and see what happened.
This is the result.
I hope you are OK after seeing that horrid mess! Especially as I am going to show you the big hole now too!!!
Recovered? Let's hope so!!! I am not going to show you any more horrid pictures so don't worry.
I thought well, I have got to grips with crochet and it is going reasonably well now so perhaps knitting and I could try again.
When I tried to knit before I did manage to produce a couple of scarves, but really they were not good. I could never remember whether I was knitting or purling, work out how to read a pattern, follow instructions or really do anything. What I did manage to produce was by luck, not judgement.
This time though I am hoping for more success. I get how to follow patterns more from doing crochet, I also now understand the need/way to count rows, mark the pattern to know where you are and all of those other good things.
So this was a disaster, but it might get better. We will see.
If nothing else on this very wet and miserable Monday it might have made you smile.
You know it is midsummer today. The longest day of the year. Midsummer solstice. It is pouring with rain here. Very wet and very grey and gloomy. So we need something to brighten our lives don't we!
Hope you have a good day, whatever you are doing!