I have just picked up a piece of knitting that I must have started at least ten years ago, yes, you read that right. I do have several projects on the go at any one time, in fact, when I think about it, I have two items that I started when I discovered I was pregnant with my first child. That child is over 30 years old as I write this piece. One of the projects is a beautiful romper suit with a Fairisle design across the bodice in lovely pastel colours (it wasn’t possible 30 years ago to have the baby’s gender revealed until the actual birth) which would be fine for boy or girl. The problem with this was, at the time I was suffering from terrible morning sickness, every time I tried to concentrate on the pattern the sickness would overcome me. I put the knitting away intending to resume as soon as the sickness had passed. Although I went on to complete many more outfits, each time I picked up this particular item, the nausea would return, even after the birth. I have obviously created some kind of physiological association between morning sickness and this beautiful outfit. One day I will dig out the piece from wherever it has been stored for more than 30 years and complete it for a future grandchild!

So back to the project I have re-started after all this time. I wanted to knit something a little different from the usual jumpers and cardigans that were available at the time, I found this on the internet and it intrigued me immediately, so off I dashed to a local wool shop to equip myself with everything I needed. This was back in the days when you could have wool set aside and just pay for it as you used it, do they still do this? I don’t think so. Suffice to say I soon realised I was going to take far longer to complete than the shop was willing to keep the wool for me and had to buy the remainder, which has now been stored in the back of my wardrobe for the last 10 years.
to be continued……………………….

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