Knitting is such a comforting and calming activity for me. A few years ago, I started knitting and it stuck. The prospect of working a piece of string with a couple of sticks to create a knitted cloth fascinates me. Learning how to knit actual wearable clothes is quite exciting. It is such a forgiving hobby too. Worst case scenario, all you have to do is rip it apart and restart.
I did a lot of knitting in the month of December. I showed a few photos in the previous Wandering Camera post. My dear friend Janine from Rainbow Hare hosts the Wool On Sundays linky party. It has been awhile since I linked up, so I thought it would be nice to elaborate on my yarn endeavours of December and link up on Wool On Sundays as well.
I had been working on this sweater for my husband for quite a while now. Following the pattern resulted in a really baggy sleeve. Since my knitting skills are not much beyond apprentice level, I had to rip the first sleeve a couple of times before the sizing finally worked. I finished the sweater a few days ago. I will share more once I block it.
I was going through my cabinet and I found this set of crochet blocks. I love the earthiness of the yarns and the simplicity of these blocks. I don’t remember when I worked on them. I also don’t remember why I stopped. My last crochet project was so long ago, I don’t even remember how to crochet anymore. So after a quick refresher course, I am ready to work on this one again.
This is the one and only crochet project I have ever done. If I was able to make this, then surely I should be able to finish the easy single crochet patchwork blanket.
I really love making fingerless mitts. They leave my fingers open to work my camera while keeping my palms warm. As far as I am concerned, one can never have too many fingerless mitts.
I made this pair to give away as a celebration of Wandering Camera. The winner of these mitts is Alycia.
My lovely friend Dixie from Arranged Words is fabulous enough to offer one of her paintings from her shop as part of the giveaway as well. The winner of Dixie’s painting is Jo.
I will email you both shortly.
I started working on another sweater already. I hope you are getting to work on something that is soothing for you.
I am also linking up on Life Thru The Lens, Through My Lens, Seasons, Our World Tuesday, Wednesday Around The World, Photo Friday, and Friday Photo Journal along with other linky parties on my Events And Links page.