My plan to make christmas presents myself this year has begun! I had the idea to create a Christmas bundle for each family member that is personalised to them.To begin with, each bundle will contain something knitted. I have developed an unhealthy obsession with wool (yarn) even if I was completely clueless to any form of knitting this time last week.
First off I tried my hand at arm knitting. I ordered what I thought would be enough chunky wool and watched endless video tutorials on Youtube that would guarantee any novice a blanket at the end. Feeling extremely positive, one evening I sat and attempted to arm knit. I grasped the technique pretty quickly but getting the yet unkown item to resemble anything was a challenge. On my first attempt I used three balls of wool and produced a scarf like thing. The end result wasn’t too bad but also not at an acceptable level. The holes weren’t tight enough, the stitches were too loose and it didn’t really have a shape. I was not going to be defeated! A few days later I took the remaining three balls of wool and tried again. My second attempt was definitely better but still not right. After this I realised it was the kind of wool I was using that wasn’t too great, thankfully it wasn’t my lack of skill.
To get the desired look that I want for the presents requires tight, controlled stitches so I am resorting to learning knitting with needles. The needles and wool that I ordered haven’t yet arrived, but when they do I will fill you all in on my progress…or lack of!
Bye for now.