I love knitting. Seriously, I love it.
I’ve been spending some of the last few weeks knitting. With beautiful teal-blue wool, so soft and lovely (merino and cashmere), it’s been an absolute joy.
It’s meditative for me; well, once I’ve got the pattern memorised and I’m past the squirmy starting stage.
This was my first time using double-pointed needles; I like learning something new.
I planned to make hand warmers (yes, just like leg warmers, but for your hands) for a friend’s birthday; and decided that as it was my first time using the technique, and as the pattern said I could get two pairs from one skein of the wool, I decided to make the first pair for me (as I expected they’d likely include some ‘inclusions’!).
I hope my friend likes her pair.
My next crafty project (I am still making jewellery-type-stuff in the studio in-between) will be to crochet a cowl in 2ply cashmere (can’t wait to feel it – so fine and so soft and warm) in sapphire and driftwood colouring. So excited …