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Thursday, 24 May 2012

first encounter of the DPN kind

The major story of this day: Bigyi, who was lost, has been found! The silly fluffless bear disappeared last night (on account of being thrown about in the garden, where he managed to disappear in the hedge). I`m half-asleep while I`m writing this, since we looked for him till about half past eleven last night, but the main thing is that this morning Bigyi finally reappeared, with not a scratch on, so Gregory`s world is a happy, safe place once more. Elsewhere, in the normal (?!?) world, thanks to a lovely visit from a friend of mine, I had my baptism of fire with the dreaded double-pointed needles. So far I avoided any knitting pattern that involved these and tried to opt for the "flat" version, made with straight needles - like the closed banana on the second picture below. But thanks to Jo`s tutorial, now I have knitted my very first item "in the round", a peeled banana! Yay!
The fruit bowl is coming along nicely, by the way: now I have an open and a closed banana, plus a slice of watermelon:

2 comments:

  1. I really like your peeled banana, looks very real! It is also my favorite fruit. :) Coming along very nicely.
    Glad to hear your bear was found and all is well once again in your son's world. )))

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  2. Thanks, Katya, we had such a scare - I must be crazy but I actually wept with joy when I found it... a toy bear! But Bigyi`s more like a family member so I guess that`s OK (or is it?). Anyway, there`s no stopping me now with the dpn`s, last night I knitted a lemon and today I plan to make an orange. :)

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