Monday, March 16, 2009

Knitting Along

Welcome, come in out of the rain on this cool wet morning. I was just about to have a little late breakfast. I just took out a batch of mini Banana Nut loaves out of the oven. How about a fresh cup of coffee and some sweet ripe strawberries from Plant City, Florida? You know I used to live just a few miles from Plant City, they do grow the best berries in the world there! Oh, how I miss their annual Strawberry Festival. We can linger here as long as you like. I have lit the candle to dispel some of the grey and darkness of the weather. When you finish, we can head into the living room and sit down for a nice chat. You can have a seat in the big wooden rocker with the handmade rose pillow and I will just make myself comfy over on the sofa. What am I doing you ask?....

Oh, just knitting. A little something I learned to do this weekend. See I found this wonderful blog in Australia last week called Down-To-Earth. There, Rhonda Jean don't you just love that name?!, Has issued an invitation for all who would like, to join her in a Knit Along. Now, I have been determined to learn how to knit for years, I've even made comments like, "I am going to learn how or die trying!" Yet, every time I pick up the needles and open my instruction book, I get so frustrated that I just pack it back up in the knitting box and return it to the shelf. "Well this time, by Georgie," I said "I am going to do it." Well, that Rhonda Jean included some very helpful links to knitting demonstrations in her post. Now why did I not think to go looking for something like that? I don't know, but it has made all the difference!!! After I watched the video about 4 times, I had it down. Then I was off and running.....



Well maybe crawling, but I'm getting there:-) By next winter everyone I know will have a knitted hat, scarf and a pair of those cool fingerless gloves. What? You say you would like some of those too.... hmmmm, let me see what I can do about that.
Oh, you have to go... OK, would you like me to wrap up a banana nut loaf for you to take home? I'm glad you stopped by, I sure enjoyed your visit, come back anytime~Rhonda

14 comments:

From Kathleen at Yesteryear Embroideries said...

I just love your words on this post....I feel like I was right there visiting with you! You made me feel right at home!{: I too want to start knitting and look at you! You are doing great! Have a great week, blessings,Kathleen

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

Just like you, I've been a knitting FLOP...so I'm hoppin' over to learn; will have to find those knitting needles I bought long ago first...oy! What a wondrous thing this internet, blogging, digital photography and video thing has become! You've learned knitting from someone far across the ocean! And, thanks for the banana bread, how did you know it's one of my favorites?
XOXO
Joni

Vee said...

Thank you for creating such coziness for your readers. I enjoyed sipping my coffee and the banana bread was fine. Glad that you found such a good helper with your knitting. I think you're off to a great start! (I love that first song on your playlist...so sweet.)

Michelle said...

Rhonda this post was so comforting...it was like I was really visiting you! I'm better at crocheting..for some reason holding two needles is hard for me! LOL. Thanks for the heads-up on the blog. I love it!! It's also raining a lot here..but I don't mind. :)

Crystal Jigsaw said...

We had a cream tea yesterday which consisted of strawberries & cream on my homemade fruit scones with a cup of tea. Your post made me feel hungry for them again.

CJ xx

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Rhonda,
You have one the sweetest and most inviting blogs that i have read. I have been wanting to get back to knitting but just can't seem to get started,especially since i started blogging. Thanks for sharing and for the motivation.
Blessings,
sue

Rosie's Whimsy said...

You made me feel very cozy and welcome :-) AND, I adore the pictures of you rooster and chickens on the sidebar!

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

You made me feel so relaxed when I read that, I actually felt the cozees (my word when you feel all warm and snuggly). Thank you, I needed that :)

Hugs,
Dena

Back Through Time said...

I miss having strawberries this time of year in Florida when my parents lived down there, they were the sweetest and the best!
Your blog looks so cozy and inviting. I think I can smell that yummy banana bread!
Michelle

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

I'll take a pint and a sweater! So cool, I have no idea how to knit! Just what I need, another hobby. If I started I would never stop.

cityfarmer said...

yes, I be needn me some nut bread.

hugs.

Alexandra said...

Oh, pretty, pretty song. Cool, learning how to knit.
Hugs ~
Alexandra

Meggie said...

Oh Rhonda! I can practically smell that great banana bread from here in PA. I sure do wish I lived closer to visit in person. I have several very good knitter friends and have often tried it but can't seem to get the hang of it where it's not a deliberate motion. Too much stuff to do in the spring and summer, maybe next winter I'll give in another try.

Chicken Mama said...

You have entered into the magical sisterhood (and some brothers) of the knitting circle. Farming and knitting go hand in hand. It is a wonderful group to belong to.