Friday, 6 November 2009

Knitting together nicely


This afternoon Charlotte came round, resplendent in orange and pink, colours that I recall were predominant in her degree show.
Just what a gloomy afternoon required.

She showed me how to cast on with needles, rather than with my thumb, and discussed the knitting-up qualities of different types of wool mixes. We dipped into the internet to compare prices and admire the lovely Japanese yarns.

Later we ate huge amounts of spaghetti bolognaise with hidden vegetables, and Charlotte had a second helping.


Neither of us needed to do this:


The Penguin Max - Giovannetti 1962


And after dinner we sat peaceably in armchairs, chatting and reading crochet and knitting books, like two companionable nanas, about 37 years between us in age, surrounded by little animals, the house warm and cosy.

A very pleasant way to spend time together.

7 comments:

Isabelle said...

Sounds lovely. I haven't sat peaceably anywhere since mid-August. Roll on retirement.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

What a lovely evening . Neither of you nodded off just for a second though , did you ?
Oh , and doesn't everybody cast on their thumb ?

Making Space said...

That sounds way sweet. Congrats!

mountainear said...

Sounds wonderful, budge up - make room for a 'little' one.

Susan said...

Hey ... what about the lovely son ?

and I'm referring to your side bar.
Love the flying dog bnner

xo S & les Gang (especially Oliver)

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

Sounds like a wonderful and relaxing time. Glad you got a chance to enjoy.

Charlotte said...

There may be those years difference in our ages but I was born aged 35 so we're practically the same age. HYP says I'm like Benjamin Button :o/! x

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