|First faltering stitches|
Anyway, it turns out that the first challenge to cross off my list is number 21: "learn to knit". The island has an unusual community arts project underway called Arran Woollen Woods and yesterday I took myself along to a skills sharing workshop hosted by Arran Eco Savvy. I was pretty nervous, I'm not a creative person, but I like the idea of the woollen woods project and want to contribute. Anyway, to cut a long story short, it turns out that learning the basics is easy, and also addicitive. Under the guidance of my patient teacher Nicki, before long I was knitting and purling my way through a ball of wool.... reluctant to stop. It was only when she offered to let me buy the needles and yarn from Eco Savvy and take it all home that I put the gear down for a break.
|Dino has it's first square.|
I also tried my hand at needle felting. Despite stabbing myself in the thumb several times I made a fuzzy mushroom- also to add to the woollen woods project.