Hi, I’m Maria and this is my first blog post about how I took up knitting again.
If you read my About Me page you will see I was inspired by my Nan into the crafty world, but only picked up some needles a couple of years ago to help with living with long term illnesses.
The sorting through the many patterns I inherited from my late Nan the first project which caught my attention was Santa Jane Greenhowe’s Christmas Special – it was October so giving myself a couple of months I was hoping to be finished by the big day!!
I went along to my local wool shop and selected the Red, Black, White, and Pale Pink, deciding on Stylecraft DK yarn.
To my amazement I remembered a lot of what Nan had taught me, just using YouTube to confirm I was doing it all right. The instruction we lovely and simple and before I knew it Santa was completed well in advance of Christmas.
As you can see I was too impatient to add the Holly sprig to his hat – I got too excited when I had sewn him together and completely forgot about it!
Brimming with confidence I decided to embark on Mrs Claus. Again it was a lovely simple and straight forward pattern, and I was really pleased with the way it turned out, well the body anyway – not so pleased with her face.
Maybe won’t be leaving her out for any small children to be frightened by!
After completing these toys I was well and truly hooked! I enjoyed the relaxed feel concentrating on knitting gave me, taking me out of myself and forgetting about how I was feeling. And the achievement of what I had created was so worth the effort, and my new hobby had begun. And so I started to browse wonderful books left by nan for my next project, and a new world of knitting magazines opened up to me. I would never be stuck for something to do again!!
Until next time…