372 Knitting


Vivian talks her granddaughter about what she is knitting.

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Adrienne: So we just had Christmas and I see your knitting bag is out, did you knit anything for anyone for Christmas?

Vivian: I started to knit for my granddaughters, but time caught up with me and I was making for them a poncho which consisted of two pieces, two oblong pieces which I will put together and make a poncho.

Adrienne: That sounds pretty I think, but what will it look like when it's finished? Can you describe it?

Vivian: A poncho is sort of like a shawl, only it is closed. You can wear it like a sweater. You pull it over your head but you don't have any arms. You just have the shawl affect.

Adrienne: Oh, I've seen those. Those are actually quite popular now. So what colors did you make?

Vivian: I made a mixture of sand colors that's tan and browns and darker browns, sort of a mixture. It's a nice pretty soft yarn in the same colors. It just blends in.

Adrienne: Oh, sounds great. I'm sure your granddaughter will love that. What else did you start to make?

Vivian: Well, I wanted to make also, I bought some ponchos and I started to put an edging around them but with crocheting, but it didn't look right.

Adrienne: What's crocheting?

Vivian: Crocheting is another needle, single needle, that you stick into the wool, and use a thread and you pull it through and you can make decoration on anything that you have knitted, only you use a different needle, and a different method of decoration, but it didn't look right so I pulled it all out and it was fun trying out those things.

Adrienne: So when will you finish the, all of these projects do you think? Do you have a deadline?

Vivian: Yes, I do, very shortly, I'm almost through

Learn Vocabulary from the lesson

time caught up with me

I started to knit for my granddaughters, but time caught up with me.

When 'time catches up with you' it means that you have not paid attention to the time and you have run out of time. It can also be used to refer to someone who has felt young for a long time and suddenly feels old for one reason or another.

Notice the following:

  1. Time caught up with me and I was late.
  2. If you don't prioritize then time can catch up with you and you can fall behind.

shawl

A poncho is sort of like a shawl, only it is closed.

A 'shawl' is an outer piece of clothing that you wrap around your shoulders in order to keep you warm.

Notice the following:

  1. I collect old fashioned lace shawls.
  2. I have a nice woolen shawl that I wear around my shoulders in the winter.

yarn

It's a nice pretty soft yarn in the same colors.
'Yarn' is a long string like piece of fabric that is similar to wool. It is used to knit or crochet clothing or blankets.

Notice the following:

  1. We have enough yarn to make a nice scarf.
  2. The shops sells all types of different coloured yarn.

edging

I bought some ponchos and I started to put an edging around them.

Edging is a fabric or material that goes around the outer part of something, around the border.

Notice the following:

  1. I have bought some nice edging to go around the curtains.
  2. I think it needs some edging around the outside to finish it off.

deadline

Do you have a deadline?

A 'deadline' is a specified date that work has to be finished by.

Notice the following:

  1. I always work better when I have a deadline.
  2. I cannot come out tonight as I have a deadline to work to.

 

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Vocabulary Challenge

Complete the sentences with the words below.
catches up • shawl • yarn
edging • deadline
  1. I know this is ugly, but it is really warm.
  2. My boss finally agreed to give me a later .
  3. Do you think this is enough to make a sweater?
  4. This blanket is almost finished. I just have to add the .
  5. You had better have a child before time with you.