There is something quite nice about the idea of settling down on a Winter evening with a hot drink and some knitting in front of a roaring fire. In my case, it's a heat pump not a fire, but I have spent a couple of evenings with some knitting recently.
I'm a pretty inexperienced knitter, so despite having great aspirations I decided to start small.
...With these wee mittens for Isabelle. (From Vintage Knits for Modern Babies by Hadley Fierlinger). This is the same book that I made Isabelle's pixie hat from.
I already knew how to knit and purl, but I now have learnt how to do the 'make one' and slip stitch (thanks to youtube and my Mum). I am enjoying making these mittens, but I must confess that I can't wait until I'm capable of making bigger and better things...
(thanks to pinterest for the inspiration)
Actually that those knitted cushions look like the perfect spot to knit from.
I will let you know how my knitting endeavours go! It's always a bit scary to blog about a craft project it it's early stages (especially one involving a skill that you are not yet too skilled at) - just in case you drop all your stitches and it ends badly. ... So if you don't hear anything else about knitting from me, you know what's happened!
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