Inspired by some of the Aussie blogs I read which have been posting about knitting, I have decided to embrace one of the winter crafts. There is a local knitting shop which also provides classes for a beginner like me, so I'll be enrolling in one I can do before our trip to Europe (only 4.5 weeks to go, yeah). I popped into my local bookshop on Saturday and picked up the above book. It is a stunning book with simple diagrams and beautiful projects designed for a beginner, I highly recommend it.
Yesterday morning while driving J to kindy I was listening to one of my favourite radio stations when they launched the 2010 Knit In, an annual event where volunteers knit squares to create wraps which are donated to the Wrap with Love cause. This organisation, since 1992, has donated almost 222,000 wraps to people in over 75 countries, including Australia, to help ward off hypothermia. What a moment of serendipity to have turned to this radio station after I had decided to take up knitting, don't you agree? The Knit In is on for two months, so with my new book in hand, I'm going to knit a square or two before I head off to the warm sun of the Northern Hemisphere.