Monday, January 14, 2008

Playing around

Last night, after returning home from a fine picnic in the Botanic Gardens, I finally pulled my toy knitting machine out of the cupboard. It's not a new knitting project at all but part of this week's "use it or lose it" approach to The Seven Things Challenge.

There were a couple of tools missing, but nothing I could approximate with something else I had on hand. It was fun. And fast. And brought back childhood memories - especially the weights:which are baby versions of the ones Dad used to use.

It wasn't quite the same feeling as relaxing on the sofa with handknitting on bamboo needles and something good to read. At the moment I'm not sure if I'll use it in the long run (although I'd like to try an experiment making a sleeveless vest or something for 2 year old E and see how that goes - as long as it doesn't need more than 50 stiches, of course!)

For now it's safe. It can stay.

4 comments:

Taphophile said...

Bugger! Was hoping to be on the receiving end of that clear out.

No, really - that's great you've found a use for it.

The Shopping Sherpa said...

I could always give it to you and borrow it back if I need it!

Janet McKinney said...

Hmmm I have a bigger version in my cupboard - inherited it from a friend. what brand is it?

Janet

The Shopping Sherpa said...

Hi Janet

It's a Takara - the same company that makes the compact dolls for dollshouses...