Rechts1, averechts2

The knitting-thing continues. Busy with the laptop I didn’t get the time to do any knitting this weekend but I did translate a knitting pattern into Dutch! This is more impressive than it sounds. The only person I know who speaks Dutch and knits doesn’t speak a lot of English,(hence the need to translate the pattern). And ‘normal’ people, (i.e. non-knitters) don’t know the Dutch terms, let alone their equivalent English terms. While there’s plenty of knitting information on the ‘net there isn’t a lot in Dutch but I managed to find a couple of patterns with enough in them for me to work out what the Dutch for, Purl, Knit, cast on, cast off, row, place on holder at the back, etc etc are. I think. Jacob’s oma, Corrie is planning to knit the pattern Marshall from the Rowan Babies book. Its a snazzy little number meriting 3 balls of wool in difficulty, (thats ADVANCED to you and me) and some twisted rib and cable. So, understanding the pattern in English was enough of a challenge in itself! Mind you, Corrie is such a good knitter, I think she could just about work it out from the photo! Luckily, as if she is depending on my translation alone, Jacob could end up wearing a very strange affair!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s