I’ve finished one of my ‘crafty to-do’s‘!
For a while now, my mum has been talking about knitting something. She even got as far as borrowing some needles and a ball of yarn from my stash! She had a bit of a play- but I think I left her disillusioned when I pointed out that she works into the back of all her knit stitches, thus twisting them.
I’ve recomended this book to a lot of new knitters or people returning to knitting after a long break. It has lovely simple patterns and they’re all written out in full rather than knitting abbreviations so it’s perfect for gaining the confidence to tackle a garment.
Unfortunately my plan failed and the yarn and book were still sitting in the box a year later. So on Christmas eve 2013 I started knitting the Wanderer Cardigan myself! Despite being really quick and simple, I managed to make a few little mistakes through lack of concentration- but the odd mistake just adds to the charm doesn’t it? Finished in time for Mothers day- and if she doesn’t like it- it fits me!