this handsome chap is my lifelong friend and companion Coochie. I should point he/she (i’ve never really decided) was named when there was a popular kids toy called Poochie and I only became aware of the *ahem* other connotations when i was much older. Anyway! He’s featuring today as the model of a hat I knitted, just to prove that I can actually do it! It was originally intended for the baby of one of the DJs i used to work with, but I got bored very quickly ( this will be a recurring feature) so the bear got it instead.
I was taught how to knit a primary school and really enjoyed it but totally lost the skill. I restarted a couple of years ago but I don’t think i’ve got a terribly good technique. I tend to find my stitches are very tight, I don’t think I’m holding the needles properly and the whole thing tends to end in disaster and frustration. Maybe I should someone to show me! I would like to get better at it as I have a real hankering for a long, stripey scarf a la Tom Baker in Dr Who. I’d also like to learn crochet – it’s classic me – 14 different things I would like to do and no ability to stick with any of it. Anyway, I’m hoping to bake this afternoon, so will hopefully return soon with some cakey goodness!