The sweater knitting is moving along nicely. I will try to go to the new Knit group again tomorrow afternoon, for reassurance. Two things:
I love the pattern because it uses the same needle size for the entire project. Also, I have tried a few different provisional cast on methods. One was tricky and used two needles and a wrap stitch. The other, taught by a simple Purl Soho video, using a crochet hook around your needle, was infinitely easier for me.
So last night I was looking for my favorite photo of my mother and I. I could not find it. What I did find, which is so funny, is the above Christmas photo. I’m the little blonde one with the bangs that scream ‘Home haircut”. In front of my sister Mary Jo, is a KNITTING JENNY toy. The photo Im showing you is an iphone photo of the original so it is …..blurry. Trust me on the original, it is KNITTING JENNY.
I have absolutely no memory of this gift. Mary Jo and I were a year apart and often shared gifts from Santa. I do know I had the attention span of a gnat and am pretty sure we tried the JENNY and it probably ended in a lump of tangled yarn. OR, or , our perfect older sister showed us how to work the Jenny and we went back to playing house with our dolls.
I was delighted to find this photo and perhaps I did use this toy. Perhaps it planted the seed that wouldn’t sprout for another 30 years in my life. I was delighted to find anything KNITTING in my childhood. The toys I recall loving we dolls of any kind and my Easy Bake Oven.
How about you? Did you have a Knitting Jenny? Any other favorites from your childhood??