Now, for most people the post title will mean absolutely nothing at all. The few amongst you who occasionally hold two knitting needles in your hands (or have done so in the past) will know it means 'knit one, purl one'.
It was my mother who taught me to knit and I remember sitting in their bedroom with my two needles and a bit of yarn going: 'insteken, omslaan, doorhalen en af laten glijden', which means as much as insert, make a loop, pull through and slide off. I knitted! Well, over the years I've knitted many a thing: sweaters, cardigans and even cotton pj's!
When I moved to England in 1992, my knitting days were virtually over. But in England, my days weren't filled with work and people. They were filled with nothing at all, not even tv! And then, one day as I was shopping, I saw this little booklet about knitting. Since I was quite bored at that time, I bought the booklet and some needles and some yarn. When I sent the result (a little bell-hop) home, my parents thought I had bought it! A massive compliment of course!
But those days ended and I moved back to the Netherlands. I kept my needles close and whenever I found a new booklet (while I was on holiday for example) I would buy it. I made a nativity scene, frogs, toothpaste, paintbrushes, rabbits, and dolls. Then for the Christmas Ornament swap hosted by Lisas Chaos, I also knitted something. And while gathering all the necessary coloured yarns and other materials, I found that I had in the past also started on a little Topsy-turvy doll: two dolls in one, Holly on the one side, Ivy on the other. So, after I finished my present yesterday (I will post that one as soon as Michelle in the USofA receives it), I decided to finish the Misses H and I. And here is the result.
But, I have a small problem. I would love to display Holly and/or Ivy, but there is Wuppie. And Wuppie likes nothing better than playing with any handmade dolls I have made! So, I thought: why not give it to one of my faithful readers?
Here's the deal: you leave a comment about what you like about the Christmas season and out of all those weighty comments I will draw one winner! You have until Wednesday, November 18th, 18.00/6pm CET (one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time). Good luck!