I love knitting, I'm not very good, but I try and am getting better!
Knitting always makes me smile as it reminds me of my Nanny Pam (my Mum's Mum) who was a fantastic knitter! (I always hope she is watching over me, to give me a hand when I get stuck!)
We spend a lovely couple of hours learning the basics. The shop is a treasure trove and worth a visit just to look at all the knitted objects they have on display (everything from fruit and veggies to a knitted toilet!)
Recently, I have been more determined to practice and try my hand at actually producing something decent!
I got involved with 'The Big Knit' hosed by the lovely Joe at Josie Mary, where we made hats for smoothie bottles and felt good that I had actually finished something!
I really wanted make something more substantial but get a bit nervous when I look at knitting patterns, blah blah! it all merges into one and overwhelms me!
I don't want to bite off more than I can chew and put myself off!
Baby steps Kelly, Baby steps!
Then I found this book!
I love the fact that all the blankets are made up from knitted squares and every square uses different techniques!
I'm hoping this will be the answer to my knitting dilemma, I will be working on something useful and pretty, but also not too overwhelming as I'm only going to be knitting squares.
I will also get to try lots of different stitches and techniques on a smaller sale, perfect for me to practice!
Wish me luck!!!
Lots of Love