Thursday, 18 August 2016

Out of character knitting

I don't knit; I leave that to my eldest sister. But recently I bought a kit to knit some wrist warmers. It was really for my daughter to have a go at but when we opened it it clearly wasn't a beginners' kit. In fact, I wasn't at all sure I could manage it. I threw it in my bag at the last minute before going on holiday to Derbyshire this month and they turned out to be just the thing to be getting on with in the evenings whilst watching the Olympics. Here they are.

Ok, so there's a funny line across the left hand one but given that this is my first attempt at knitting for many years I was quite pleased. 

They were knitted in the round on four needles and included lots of complicated (for me) things like bobbles and picking up stitches. I also don't think the instructions were quite right in one or two places but perhaps that was just me.

Anyway, I was so pleased that I bought some blue wool and knitted another pair for myself. I have promised my daughter that I won't wear them when I'm out with her.

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