I thought that 2012 would be my year of the Crochet but suddenly, I love knitting.
I hadn't knitted for a VERY long time but last year I had an urge to knit and bought some needles (which were probably a bit too small) and some nice purple wool (Miss Bucket's favourite colour) and started a scarf, just using plain knit stitch.
It seemed to take forever just to do a small bit but to be fair, I think I cast on too many stitches and the wool was just a normal, thin wool. So I stopped and left it for a little while.
Fast forward to now and I've got the urge again.
I started knitting the purple scarf again but after looking through some other posts went and bought some nice chunky wool and bigger needles to cope with it. I also found some videos on You Tube invaluable in this, especially CyberSeams, with loads of brilliantly clear instructions.
And guess what!!??! After only two day I've finished it!! A lovely, warm chunky green scarf.
It's come out a bit like a tube scarf which wasn't the look I was going for. But I only found out AFTER I'd made it that if you stitch one row knit and one row purl (stockinette stitch), the knit row pulls slightly smaller which makes it curl.
Oh well, you live and learn and Bucket jnr loves it which is the main thing.
Source: The Purl Bee
I'm going to buy some more wool after this and do another one for Miss Bucket. I've been looking on
The Purl Bee's site and they have some really nice ones to knit.
I'm on a roll baby - YEAH!
Although I must admit I do freak out a
With the snow supposedly getting here soon, I'm gonna stock up on my wool and get knitting.