Thursday, March 11, 2010

You win some, you lose some....

Week 2 into my crochet class, the teacher thought it might be better if I tried my hand at knitting. Yes, I was a complete failure.

After getting me some knitting needles, she thought I should start on the sort of projects she teaches the dementia patients at the local nursing home. Am I really that tragic????

Luckily, I have a wonderful friend named Michelle who thinks I've just had the wrong teacher and has offered to teach me to crochet herself. Once I get over the embarrassment of failure I will take her up on the offer.

In the meantime I am knitting a blanket - patchwork style for Rhianna's bed. The photo has altered the colours a lot. It is actually a lovely pink square and the next lot on the needles is white. I figure I will have to knit at least 30 squares to make a blanket big enough for her bed so that should keep me busy (and warm) during the winter months.

I am having some success with the vegetarian thing though. My son has not cottoned on to the fact that he hasn't eaten red meat this week and some of the new recipes are turning out very nicely. Last night, I made this - which is a cheeesy mustard turnover. Everyone, even Miss R though this was a keeper.

And finally some recycled craft from Rhianna. Here she has made a texta container from half a cereal box, paddlepop sticks, some old bits of leftover scrapbook ribbon and some apple pictures cut from a magazine. She's so proud of it.

Have a great green weekend everybody.


Michelle said...

Well done Rhianna - it's lovely!!

I'm waiting patiently with my wool and crochet hooks :)

libby said...

Hi Vanessa,

I have to agree with your friend that perhaps you don't have the best crochet teacher or she's trying to teach you a complicated way. The way I learnt is very easy - just crocheting in long lines (not a granny square) - and Amy has even mastered it so it can't be too hard. I enjoy both knitting and crochet - both are good skills to have.
Love that your son has no idea he's eating vegetarian - you're obviously doing a great job of having a variety of tasty meals. And that texta container is just gorgeous. What a clever little lady!
And you know I'd just love the recipe for that turnover :-)


Debbie said...

I agree the teacher was not the right one for you but your knitting is coming along good. Knitting I find is more relaxing anyway :0)
I don't think my son would notice he hadn't had meat either as long as it is food and tastes
Rhianna is so clever making the texta holder.
Have a good weekend

Anonymous said...

Please share your meat free recipe for this week! I am surrounded by meatlovers, and if you son hasn't "twigged" to the meat free dinner, it must be good!