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grandcarriage's picture

I am visiting my friend Jim in Walpole, NH, and it is snowy weather. His knee is hurting him (acl surgery scheduled for a fortnight from now) so we can't go for hikes in the woods...So, of course, I taught him how to knit, and he's taken to it like a pro: Got the basics in less than an hour, and thus far today he has knit 3 inches on a simple garter scarf (brown sheep worsted: 34 st on size 9's....could have done size 10's...my fault, scarf could have more drape) but it's all good and he's buzzing right along for such a curmudgeonly old woodchuck...

I whipped out a hat in Adirondec (sp?) organic cotton (not terrible to knit with for a cotton,) but as I was making it up as I went along, it is a little on the largish side. I will probably pull the whole thing out and start again: It took about 2 hours to do. No big deal... All is good: I return to Portland on Monday.... I miss my kids (horses) and the gardens, but it is nice to visit with my friend.

Cheers,
Bob

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MMario's picture

the question is, did he

the question is, did he *get* home?

MOnday was the day we were pretty well socked in by snow here in the NE of the USA.

MMario - I don't live in the 21st Century - but I sometimes play a character who does.

kiwiknitter's picture

Congratulations on bringing

Congratulations on bringing another "sheep" into the knitting fold! I hope you have a great time on holiday in spite of the terrible east coast weather in the US.