OK so here goes... another outlet for my creative activities & ramblings!
I love making my miniatures, but textiles of any description have also been the cause of much Oooh-ing and Ahhh-ing by me over the years too, so I thought about it for a while, and decided to have a seperate blog just for my stitched stuff.
For those that dont know me, I am one of those peeps that has my fingers in lots of creative 'pies'. I find some creative crafts more addictive than others, depending on my mood, the seasons, my bank balance, a spark that lands from somewhere... and many other reasons! If you havnt arrived here via my other blog that I show my miniature work on, and you'd like to have a look, it's Wendies Mini World, click the link & it'll take you there.
My other past hobbies will unfold over time, but for now, my new 'addiction' is knitting! As long as I can remember, my mum has been a knitter who's always tried to encourage me to join her in her craft. I always adamantly declined. My sister learnt from her, and the way I saw it back then was that they were both doing a fine job, I didnt need to learn! ... Now, after many decades, I'm ready!!!
During the last school holiday, a local craft centre was offering mum & daughter knitting days. My daughter & I thought it might be a bit different to our usual outings and decided to join in and I am so glad we did!
step 1 - learn to cast on ... ✔
Step 2- learn to knit stitch... ✔
Step 3 -learn to cast off... ✔
(please note - there was much cussing during the above steps! LOL)
Step 4 -Repeat step 1 and learn to purl... ✔
then we were given Homework! - knit 1, Purl 1. Also known as moss stitch.... ✔
its uneven, its messy... I'd like to think it was just the wool I was using!
step 5 - show my mum! who immediately decided this was all FAR too easy peasy and dull and taught me how to do a bobble stitch!!!! OMG, my head nearly exploded with the pressure! Luckily, we get on VERY well and had tears of laughter streaming down our faces whilst watching my attempt, but I finally got there :o)
and I was rather pleased with it :o)
I bought a book that has lots of other stitches in it, and am going to wade through it, making other 6 inch squared patterns and eventually make them all up into a blanket.
Armed with this minimal experience, I then discovered the most amazing yarn/wool/fabric!!! and made these.
The black/grey & the red/orangey yarns are both Rico Cancan, and was just so easy to knit that I went out and bought several other colours to make up for friends! The blue is a different brand, 'Butterfly' and was a little trickier to knit with.
I found this link on youtube that shows just how easy it is! hope it helps someone.
Well... I think that's 'it' for my first post, hopefully as I progress onto more difficult projects, I may even gain a few followers? :o)