Before I go any further,
I just need to tell each and everyone of you
how much your lovely comments
have been encouraging my along lately.
Lots of us are mentioning how the dark nights
are drawing in and how cold it's getting.
But sat here, in my cosy little home,
with 2 cheeky little boys happy and safe,
all my furry and feathered friends healthy,
I quite like it, and with you for company,
I'm certainly not complaining!
So please, all of you,
take a big huge
'Nearly There Claire'
To say thank you properly,
a giveaway should be in order.
So watch this space soon.
Seeing as it's getting all chilly around these parts,
and I have done so many posts lately
about life with my boys,
I thought it about time I offered you
There's something about wool
that is so comforting and homely.
Knitting is not really all that tricky,
you just need patience.
Something I'm not really.
But, I found myself in the wool shop,
stoking and squeezing the soft colourful balls of loveliness
and the lady encouraged me to give it a go.
For only a few pence I could buy a simple pattern
for a pair of
would you like for me to share it with you?
I chose some chunky wool and 6.5 mm needles.
Cast on 38 stitches.
...and then you knit 2, purl 2!
Matching up your knit and purl stitches as you continue
with the rows,
creating a rib effect as it grows.
If you are not well practiced at this like me,
you soon get to see how the pattern is formed as you go along,
and although I got a bit muddled a couple of times
it's not too tricky to undo a few stitches and get back on track.
I don't have the finished pair to show you,
as I wrapped them up and gave them to my
oldest friend for her birthday last week!
But half way through,
(with a blog post in mind)
I encouraged Jacob to
model them for me!
His skinny little wrist looks lost in them ha ha!
Once your knitting measures 7 inches
you cast off, fold length ways
to make a tube.
Start to sew down from the top
1 inch to join up the seam.
You then leave another inch,
for your thumb to stick through,
and then continue to join up
down to the end of the seam.
Did that make sense?
Well if it didn't I'm sorry,
but believe me,
If I can do it
By the way,
My pal loves them
and a little bit of me wishes I had
but seeing as I keep saying how
easy they were to knit,
I should crack on and knit more eh?!
Love Claire. x