Marion talks a little about knitting.
When I was a little girl, I used to knit all the time. I used to knit jumpers and hats and scarves. I even used to knit little dolls sometimes: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs for example.
When you knit with two needles you can put the thread or the wool around your needles in different ways, so that you get different patterns in the wool. So in this picture for example, you have two different stitches. The one on the left is called "rib stitch" and the one on the right is called pearl stitch. Yesterday I started to knit a scarf for myself. The wool is dark green and it's in rib stitch. Until today I've knitted four balls of wool, but I think I will need ten all together, because it is going to be a very big scarf to help keep me warm this winter.
all the time
When I was a little girl, I used to knit all the time.
If you do something 'all the time' it means that you do it frequently. Notice the following:
- You are on the phone all the time now.
- Some days I feel like I am eating all the time.
I used to knit jumpers and hats and scarves, and little
In this case 'jumper' refers to a sweater that you put on over your head. This is a British English term. Notice the following:
- My grandmother made me this jumper when I was 20 years
- Don't forget to bring a jumper. It gets a little cold at
different patterns in the wool
You can put the wool around your needle different ways, so
you get different patterns in the wool.
A 'pattern' is something like a design or decoration. In the example it says that by moving the wool in different was around your needle you can make different designs. Notice the following:
- The diagrams at the beginning of the book teach your how
to make different patterns in the wool.
- Before you start your first project you should practice
making different patterns in the wool.
balls of wool
Until today, I've knitted four balls of wool, but I think I
will need ten altogether.
One type of measurement for knitting is the amount of wool or yarn that you will use to complete a project. A 'ball of wool' is one unit of the woolen yarn or string that will use made into the shape of a ball. Notice the following:
- Cats can spend hours playing with balls of wool.
- You will need about 9 balls of wool to make this
to help keep me warm this winter
It is going to be a very big scarf to help keep me warm
Something that 'keeps you warm' protects you from the cold weather. An example of this is a blanket or a jacket. Notice the following:
- You can put more blankets on the bed to help keep you
warm at night.
- An extra pair of socks will help to keep you warm on