I had been thinking recently, like just before our nieces visited, that how great would it be if I could find some wooden cotton reels and teach them how to do some good ol' French knitting.
Not long after the girls went home we had lunch at TJL's Mums home, for his fathers birthday, and she had wooden cotton reels, and they were all French knitting at the table.
She gave me two reels.
I love her!
This is actually my second go as one of TJL's nieces took the one I was doing during lunch. I'm not sure what I am going to be doing with it, just using up woolen scraps at the moment.
And then I went onto TradeMe and bought 5 more reels. Obsessed, I become, very quickly.
With the weather being awful today, I also got around to finishing knitting this hat. It's actually a lot more purple than pink in real life. And it's rather tiny, so I think I will be dropping it (and an identical bluer one) off to the SPCA shop. I am sure there are small local babies/children that could benefit from them.
I now need to find a knitting project that I can make use of. I was thinking a blanket, but that might be a bit ambitious for my beginner skills.