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. I thought it would be nice to elaborate on my yarn endeavours of December.
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.
I started working on another sweater already. I hope you are getting to work on something that is soothing for you.
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