Anyway, let me tell you about my Mister and his knitting ventures. To begin the story we have to go back to last summer (alas not literally.. my flux capacitator is on the blink!). It was sunny (hard to visualise in the current climate?) and I was knitting in the garden. The usual banter was going back and forth between the Mister and I when he dared to remark on my slow knitting project.
Of course, slightly irked I bit back "you can't even knit!"
"yes, I can" he retorted, and with that he demonstrated his hidden talent (I mean knitting!!).
He went on to knit 2 scarves and 2 pairs of fingerless gloves for my charity knitting group. Then with the satisfaction of proving me wrong and leaving me gobsmacked he went back to his PS3.
In the past 2 weeks he has knitted up almost 20 scarves and 3 very cosy blankets for charity.
I am astounded and very, very proud.
Both the dog and I have already tried to make a claim for one of Gavin's knitted blankets but to no avail. He wants them to be sent off to someone who really needs them to a country desperate for aide.
The blankets are big enough for a child's bed or a lap blanket and are knitted in the very thick Sidar Bigga wool on 15mm needles. The result is very smoochy and cosy.
He bought in bulk..so a few more of these great blankets will be in production soon.
I will pass on any comments that come in and hopefully this will spur him on to keep the needles clacking!