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Friday, 23 December 2016

Golden Oldie

Good morning all.

Finally made it to join Erika with a golden oldie...it's been a whole year since I last joined in 😟

I've gone really golden oldie this time, so old it could probably be classed as an antique! 
Voila, I give you my first ever piece of craft work (or the first to survive)!

Okay ladies don't all laugh at once 😣

My Nana taught me to knit before I started school but we didn't do any in school until 2nd year in infants where we had a real tartar of a teacher! If she hadn't liked an older sibling you were automatically tarred with the same stick...safe to say her and my brother had never seen eye to eye :( 
Under her watchful eye I couldn't knit to save myself, so Friday afternoon saw me sent home with a ball of wool and needles and told to bring it back knitted. My Aunt had the dubious task that evening of babysitting the five of us (as if that wasn't enough for her), she also got to oversee the knitting. After several attempts I think the ball of wool gave up the ghost and these scraps came from Mum's knitting bag. We finally had a piece long enough to fold over when I discovered a mistake at the beginning...Aunty Agnes had that cast off and sewn up before you could say "Jack Robinson"...no one will notice that with the flap over! I think the crocheted strap was a later addition as I didn't learn to crochet until I was 7 or 8.

My knitting skills did improve after this and I always had the best dressed dolls, this was the first outfit I ever knitted under the watchful eye of my Great Aunt who also taught me to crochet.

I still have the pattern..if memory serves me right it was from The Peoples Friend!

I found lots of old treasures when moving stuff from one loft to the other earlier this year. Sadly my daughter was never into dolls so my box of girly stuff never got to see the light of day...maybe I'll get a granddaughter someday!


  1. l just love your knitting creations l loved to knitting but haven't done it for years it's a craft that l'd like to stay around so the younger generations will get as much joy out of it as we do sending lots of love x

  2. your knitting skils are great!
    love what you made
    Merry Christmas!

  3. I love the story behind this little bag Carol. Wishing you a very Happy Christmas. Barbxx

  4. Your bag is very colourful indeed. Being left handed my Mum taught me to knit by sitting opposite her and following what she did backwards as it were.
    People always remark on my odd way of knitting which I don't do very often as it takes me ages. I started a pair of fingerless mitts back in February. I had the bright idea of knitting them in tandem on the same set of needles so I would only have to follow the pattern once. Still knitting them! Hugs Mrs A.

  5. Hi Carol what a lovely story, I had a teacher like that too, but in an older class. Your little make has lasted well and is lovely, Kate x

  6. Wow! These certainly are golden oldies Carol, you did make me laugh with your little story - I don't think they do knitting at school any more!
    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

  7. Hi Carol and thank you for joining me this week, it's good to have you back.
    I love your knitting and the story that goes with it. I am the same with all m y girlie things having had two boys. As you say, maybe one day.

    Have a super Christmas, hugs Erika. x

  8. Fabulous story Carol, love your goodies.xx
    Have a Blessed Christmas.xx{aNNie}

  9. Gosh seeing this brought back happy memories. My dad taught me how to knit and then my nan taught me how to knit my dolls clothes. Thank you for sharing.
    Linda xxx


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