knitting fever

I realised last night that I haven’t knit anything for 6 months – almost to the day! The last thing I made was Joyce’s jacket for Christmas and since then a bleak, barren wilderness of nothing. I started up again last night with a blanket square.

I always used to be mystified that my mum & grandma & great aunt would knit squares on the diagonal – why didn’t they just make them straight, then you don’t have to worry about increasing & decreasing (all that hard stuff). Turns out, if you don’t know the guage, if you knit it diagonally then it’séasier to make it the right size… Now I just have to figure out if I’ve remembered something I was old when I was little, or if it’s a gnetic memory….!