Hey, guess what? I’ve been knitting!!! And I LOVE it! :D
I personally can’t believe how much I’ve learned in just a few short months (and perhaps more surprising, it’s been mostly unselfish makes too!! LOL). The first thing I ever made was a top, which I’m wearing in the photo but which I gave to my sister:
four hats, one for Maz, one for my niece, and one for my friend, as well as one for myself:
and two cup cosies for Christmas presents (I’m teaching myself cables on a third). I’ve also got two cardigans half made. Seriously. In three and a half months I went from not even knowing how to hold needles to all that!! :D
For anyone out there who’s intimidated by knitting I strongly suggest you give it a try! It’s incredibly soothing, and so non-threatening: even the stuff you don’t know how to do is easily learned, as there’s TONS of great books, blogs and YouTube clips of any technique you come across that’s unfamiliar :) Plus it’s portable – which is why I’ve been able to do so much in such a short time even with my crazy schedule :)
I’ve found myself taking strongly to circular needles. I’ve grown a very respectable collection of interchangeables in both wood and stainless steel. I use them for everything, even flat knitting :) I love the circulars so much, I even taught myself Magic Loop, (which, for anyone unfamiliar, is a technique for knitting small things like gloves or socks with one circular cable rather than using double pointed needles).
Anyway, i have so many more exciting projects on the horizon and I’ve even managed to build up a YARN STASH haha!!! Who could resist surrounding themselves in soft, squishy balls of wool, alpaca, merino, cashmere and silk in every weight and colour of the rainbow??
Do you knit? Are you a public knitter? How big is your yarn stash? lol