|Alice is a very keen Summer Diary girl and has kept one for school each summer. I squirrel them away with all her special school work we've kept and its great to see her progression throughout the last 6 years.|
It's hot hot hot here on the South East Coast of the UK and we are just about to go for a dip in the ocean, but before I go I'd like to show you my little triumph that I completed last night despite the heat!
It is a triumph of the woollen kind, pink mind you. Not my favourite shade of pink but when you are teaching yourself new skills and pattern mastery(or maybe not!)and allowing yourself to make mistakes first time round, I don't really think it matters what yarn or colour you use.
I know that in this throw-away society it's rather decadent and probably in some people's minds wasteful of me to have done this, but you see it's a confidence thing with me. I need to practice new skills with patterns if I want to start knitting more complicated garments. The yarn I got at a super bargain price (I would never have spent a lot on "practice" yarn) and the way I see it when I knit this again in round two it will not only be done accurately but will also make me confident to knit garments once, and only once. I certainly don't have the time and patience to be knitting two rounds each time for sure...
So here goes...
Ta dahh, what do you think?
Don't look too closely as you will spot numerous mistakes but all-in-all I feel a little triumph on my knitting notch - is there such a thing?
I will wear this little cardigan around the house this autumn and winter as it is super snug and soft and will bring comfort on a chilly evening. After taking 3 weeks on and off knitting it I wouldn't dream of not using it.
The pattern is very well written and can be found here on ravelry. It's free to download and would take much quicker than my 3 weeks if you had more time and are an experienced knitter.
Yay, I really have got a serious thrill out of making myself a garment from a series of reasonably well coordinated knots xox
Thanks for popping by, I'm off for that dip in the ocean ~ P