Here I am again!
This time, the post is about knitting. Next year, I am chair of ‘Knit Fast Die Warm’, the knitting society at university. I know, cringe, especially at my age (I’m not even 20!) But actually, I really enjoy knitting and sewing, and I don’t think I should apologise for enjoying myself. It is a very soothing pastime (except if you forget your row number or stitch count or the pattern pieces aren’t coming together properly….) and sociable too; I have met so many new people; it is just so nice!
Anyway, I have been wanting to make some bunting for the fresher’s fair in September, so I thought it was high time I started!
I’m using this pattern from the hobbycraft website, and it is really quite good until the end; I haven’t got the hang of it quite yet.
Here is my first attempt; I lost count of the row I was on, so it is very wonky oops
My second attempt is so much neater, I am very pleased. However, the bottom is not quite right unfortunately.
I have started my third piece; maybe third time lucky?
Fingers crossed anyway!
I am also thinking of knitting the letters ‘K F D W’ to add to the bunting, but that will be attempted after Easter weekend I think!
As you have probably realised, I have recently learnt to knit. I am very proud of myself, as it was a craft that I didn’t think I would ever get in to, as it looked too fiddly. But. Here I am! And I can officially call myself a knitter!
You may remember the bunny rabbit I knitted last month. Well, I set myself a challenge to make a bigger cuddly toy, and here it is!
The pattern is from the same book as the bunny, and has a mini ted and a maxi ted, and I challenged myself to the maxi, which involved knitting over 100 rows. Which was hard!
But I did it! you have to knit each section separately, so the body/head, both arms and both legs are stitched on after they have been sewn into tubes and stuffed.
Unfortunately, I sewed one of his legs the wrong way, so the knitting is sitting the wrong way, and one leg is slightly shorter than the other one. Other than that, I am super proud!
Good evening !
I thought I would share with you all my most recent craft;
I m so proud of myself, seeing as I have only been knitting since just before Christmas!
My auntie gave me a craft book for christmas, and I thought I would try out one of the projects in there. I love love love bunnies, so this seemed perfect. I had a knit and natter session yesterday evening, which ended up being just a knitting session as I was the only one there. But I listened to my audiobook and re taught myself to cast on and knit for two hours. then I came home and finished off the body.
This afternoon, I knitted the arms and ears, and sewed it all together, stuffing and shaping until it resembled a Bunny.
I know, I know, it is a little mis-shapen, buuuut, for a first try it is not too bad!
I am trying my hand at knitting, spurred on by my recent trip to the charity shops.
I spotted two bags of wool for £1.50 each;
The blue is double knit and the red and white are chunky.
You can see the started kitten blanket; I only began on Tuesday so I am pretty pleased!
I also bought two new sewing patterns; a blazer/cardigan and a drop waisted jumper dress. All very exciting and very cheap; 50 p each!