Getting my knit on

Day 2 - knitting

As I mentioned in my post https://littlemisschocchoc.wordpress.com/2015/11/29/all-about-knitting, I wanted to get back into knitting after not having knitted for 25 years! I’ve completed four squares so far and I’m part-way through my fifth. We’re going to be watching films later so I’ll knit more then. The first one took me four hours to complete but happily I am much faster now! I’ll post again when the blanket is complete as I don’t think it will take long to complete. I’ll then be looking for a new project! Knitting is just so therapeutic and I’m so glad that I’ve gotten back into it 🙂

P.S. Sorry about my hand being in the shadows, it’s the only way I could take the pic 🙂

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All about knitting

Back in 1991/1992, when I was 13, I knitted a baby blanket for my mum as she was pregnant with my little brother. This was the only time I knitted anything, but recently I’ve decided to get back into it. Back then, I used my mum and grandma’s leftover wool to make the blanket out of patchwork squares, so I never needed to know anything about 2 Ply, DK or weights of wool. I felt all sea on a knitting supply website because I had no idea what I wanted! I found the below video on YouTube and I found it really useful.

I also love the video below as I had completely forgotten how to knit! I love her bloopers at the end too 😀

I can’t wait to get started making a new baby blanket – haha not for me, there will be no pregnancy announcements from me! I really want to donate my blankets to charity, there are quite a few to choose from on this page:
http://www.getknitting.com/ak_charity_knit.aspx

Craft ideas I can’t wait to get stuck into

I have been a craft fan as long as I can remember but life has a habit of getting in the way of hobbies, and before you know it, you haven’t crafted anything in aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaages. I have found a few ideas online that I’m so excited to try so I thought I’d share them with you!


Leopard hot air balloons
 via Craft Schmaft

 


Cool Lamp Shade Ideas
 via Kids Kubby

 


Lantern DIY via Splash Of Something

 


How to Make a Yarn Wrapped Ombre Monogrammed Letter
 via CatchMyParty

 


Mini Snow Globe Ornament
 via NoBiggie