You may remember that one of my New Year’s Resolutions was to learn how to crochet, well I got totally side-tracked by arm and finger knitting (which I’m still loving) which led to me deciding to give knitting with needles a go. For the first time since I was a child.
I’ve got soooo many things pinned for knitting inspiration, it’d be awesome to be able to do it properly. Thankfully the arm knitting I’d dabbled in gave me a bit more understanding of what to do and after watching a quick video on YouTube I was off! I decided to just knit a rectangle to practise, which Eleanor could have as a blanket for one of her cuddly toys.
At this point, I’d love to show you a progress photo… I was doing really well and had knit seven rows! Yeah, ok, if you can knit that’s nothing, but work with me here, I’m a knitting newbie. Unfortunately I didn’t take a photo and I put my knitting away, and of course Phoebe found it the next day and well, you can guess what happened.
I’m going to start again though and keep practising! The only problem I’ve had is that knitting seems to really aggravate the tendonitis I suffer from in my left hand, so it’s not something I can do too often or for very long. (Incidentally, if anyone has any advice for managing tendonitis, please share!) Hopefully before long, I’ll have something to share with you all though – although it won’t be anything more exciting than a square or rectangle at this point!
If you knit, please share some tips, or point me in the direction of some awesome websites please 🙂