Saturday, 6 March 2010

Another first....

Today, for the very first time in my life, I knitted in public.

Our cruise is drawing to an end and I was unable to do my normal work while standing my survey watch. So, as I was tired, I fetched my knitting and worked on that while watching the data come in, to keep myself awake.

Yet another step towards turning into my mother!


  1. Whee!!! And it doesn't mean you're turning into your mother, any more than it means *I* (a perennial knitter-in-public) am turning into your mother. Or, in fact, that you are turning into me. ;)

    P.S. you are now a member of Rampton Spinners in good standing, for another year.

  2. I learned to knit this January, from my mother. She can knit with her eyes closed but hadn't knitted in so long she had to stop and think about things once in a while. Whereas I've had my nose glued to the textile, but haven't got a project in mind yet.

  3. Alison, you are a love. Thank you!!!

    Meg: my mother has been a compulsive knitter for longer than I've been alive: she sells her work at markets as a small added income. I think it's one of the reasons I've never been able to reconcile myself with it! That, and weaving took those brain cells, of course.

  4. You say "yet another step"... are you using her stock phrases yet? That's a really scary development. I have to bite my tongue sometimes to keep myself from becoming MY mother!!

  5. Hmm. I got my hair cut yesterday and when I looked into the mirror with that always horrible bib on, my mother looked back at me. Ack!

  6. Don't worry, if that's the worst of it, your doing good because honey, I am my mother scary sometimes but very true. And YAY! for KIP everyone should do it.