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Saturday, August 26, 2006

Memory

I was about 5 years old when I started to learn how to crochet. It’s nothing fancy, just made a chain. I learned from my auntie. I normally did my crochet in the terrace of my grandparent's (from my mother side) house. It’s one of those “kampung” houses. So a lot of people passed by. Normally they would stop and looked at me crocheting and asked me what I was making. Then I would reply that I was making tablecloths. Then they laughed. At that time, I did not understand why they laughed as I was not joking when I said I want to make tablecloths. I was very serious. Now, I can understand why they laughed.

About 4 or 5 houses away from my grandparent's house, there was an old lady who also loved to sit in the terrace and did her knitting (it’s not crochet as she was using 2 needles). I loved to watch her knitting and actually wanted to learn to knit. But, I was to shy to ask.

About 5 years ago, my mother in law was trying to teach me to knit. I could make a knit but kept forgetting how to make a purl. Also, I didn’t understand the concept. So, I gave up.

Only recently that I found out there is a site that teach you how to knit complete with the video. Not only that, I also found out there are several method to knit. Soon, I found out that I prefer continental method. It suits me better.

Anyway, at this moment I am making the famous Kiri shawl. Here is the picture:


I am using DMC cotton tread size 10 from my stash and use 3.75 mm circular needle. At this moment I am at 10 repeat, but since I am using smaller needle it still not large enough. I am anxious to see the result.

3 comments:

opportunityknits said...

You're so fast at picking up knitting, Lily! Your second project is looking good.

Lois said...

your kiri is looking fine. hope to see it becomes a Finished Object soon.

Lily said...

Thanks for your comment Erin and Lois. I will try to finish it as soon as possible. However, as now I reached 11 repeat, it getting bigger and bigger. I am only manage to knit a few rows a day.