Monday, 6 July 2009

Clickety-clack

I dusted off some beautiful old bamboo knitting needles recently to make myself a soft, winter white scarf.
The pattern is called 'Lacy Waves Scarf' and is free from The Running Yarn. You can find it here. It is a very simple but pretty design. I knitted mine with a cotton bamboo blend yarn, so it is nice & soft and not at all 'scratchy'. It seems somehow appropriate to be blogging about knitting today. Sadly, my Grandma passed away last week at the grand old age of 89. She was an avid knitter. She taught my Mum, who in turn taught me. Perhaps my perfectionist tendencies started way back with her - she was forever unpulling her knitting as it was 'never quite right', too tight, too loose, too wavy! I'm sure for every stitch she knitted she must have unpulled ten. So I will think of her now whenever I wrap this scarf snugly around my neck. And yes, I did unpull it at one point!!

21 comments:

  1. oh, such a gorgeous scarf. very pretty and feminine indeed. i'm sure your grandmother would be proud.
    julie :)

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  2. Enjoy Ros! Hope the knitting was very therapeutic - and know being able to wear it too. Take care. Leanne.

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  3. Gorgeous scarf Ros....and I am just so very sorry to hear about your Nan, but what a grand age...my thoughts are with you all..Peg xx

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  4. Lovely scarf and you have nice memories while doing it.

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  5. Sorry to hear about your Grandma...what a wonderful legacy to have left you with....something to cherish from her...a wonderful memory of her knitting and a beautiful scarf to remind you of that....Hugs to you
    Blessings Dawn x

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  6. Sorry for your loss. I lost my grandma in November, she was 89 as well. I'm glad you can have something to remember her by. What a beautiful scarf!

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  7. Love Your Scarf Very nice My heart goes out to you at lhe loss of your grandma They are so precious.
    Hugs Mary.

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  8. Oh Ros, I am so sorry to hear of your Nan's passing. I am fortunate to still have mine at 95, although she doesn't see too well these days. Your scarf is lovely.

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  9. What a lovely pattern. Wish I knew how to knit or crochet. Such pretty things......

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  10. ohh that is so lovely, looks rather delicate, such a beautiful pattern

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  11. thinking of you and your mum with the loss of your Gran........enjoy wearing your scarf and think of all the good times with your gran.....

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  12. Lovely scarf... love all feather and fan variations, easy to do, but lovely... it's about the limit to lace style knitting I'm capable of.

    My Nan taught me to knit too... when Mum lost patience trying to teach left-handed me how to do it.

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  13. So sorry to hear of your loss, my thoughts are with you and your family. Nan's are such wonderful people, I'm sure you and your children will have such fond memories of her.

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  14. I am sorry to hear about your grandma.

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  15. Your scarf looks wonderful. it has a dual purpose - warmth and memories of your grandma. Very sweet.

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  16. So pretty....I love the pattern, Bloom.

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  17. What a lovely scarf! Your grandmother is smiling I'm sure!

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  18. Your scarf is lovely! I'm sure your grandma is quite proud.

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  19. A beautiful scarf. I love bamboo yarn - so soft. I'm sorry to hear about your Grandma.

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  20. Sorry to hear about the passing of your Grandma. How wonderful that you share you passion for craft with the many generations of your family.

    The Lacy Waves Scarf is lovely. Beautifully made, every stitch perfect.

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