Saturday, September 20, 2008

Ha! Now I Knit too!

I found some hidden treasures today. They are my mom's knitting needles and a tunisian crochet hook.

Of course, I just have to try them right away.

Armed with the pdf instructions on how to knit from the Lionbrand website, I did it! My absolutely first knitted something. Ever!

It's going to take me a while to figure out what thing would I want to knit though. Cos I still got plenty of stuff in the list of things I want to crochet. And firstly I do have to figure out the increase and decrease thing too.

And check out this neat tunisian attempt.

I never know she had them. Using them now, after all these years... It kind of makes me feel closer to her. I mean, she was the one who taught me how to crochet way back when I was little (using huge plastic hooks), but I never really saw her sit down and knit/crochet. Not sure if I ever saw any items she made too. But anyway, what I mean is, holding the needles in my hands, it's like I've just found out something new about her. And the fact that I'm taking this whole crocheting and knitting recently... I'm having the same hobby as she did back then... It's so cool.

Actually, I'm not really sure what craft she was really into. All I remember was that she used to help me make a lot of different things, mostly school assignments. She can do absolutely ANYTHING. Sigh... all this is making me wish she is right here with me right now. Image all the things we could have done together. All the fun we could have...
I think she's into Ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arrangement. There are lots of books about it around the house.
And she's a great cook too. I miss her cooking.
She also used to collect stamps...

Miss my sister too... I wonder if she's still around now, would she has the same hobby as me? Could we have done this craft business together instead of me here fighting on my own?

Those are questions that'll never be answered. So let what is be what is. What I do now is the important thing.

Okay... enough reminiscing for now...


Anonymous said...

I have to say that my first 10 attempts at knitting didn't bring me that nice of a result. Good job!

I am learning to do tunisian crochet and am having a lot of fun. Be sure and post some of your projects so we can all enjoy them.

Melisa Sriwulandari said...

Thank you Bev!

I do want to make some tunisian projects, but right now I still don't have any idea what do I want to make. :)

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