The first square for the Save The Children Born to Knit blanket has come off the needles. I’m pretty chuffed with it. The cast-on row is very inconsistent – but I’m not worried – I figure it can be disguised when the blanket is all sewn together. The tension is a bit wonky and there may very well be the odd extra or missed stitch here and there… for here and now it is my best effort. It will keep a vulnerable child warm – something that I know my own children absolutely take for granted – as they should.
I’m going to make another one. Yes I sure am. I used bamboo needles for this square – maybe I’ll give the metal ones I picked up from the oppy a go. Maybe I’ll have a go at changing the colour too? Oooo… so much to learn. For me the learning is much of the fun. That sense of satisfaction that I can do it. I can! I’m chuffed. When that last stitch came off the needle I felt down right brilliant, like a real genius. There was a dance. There was running and shoving my square in the faces of family members. There was exclamations proclaiming to the world how much I loved knitting. The was indeed.
You can do it too. Learn to knit – that is if you haven’t already. Why don’t you go grab yourself some 4mm needles and a ball of 8ply wool yarn too? I posted some useful links to start out with and there is this site too and there are some instructions here as well.
Perhaps you know how to knit but haven’t for some time and need to get back into the groove. Maybe you want to practise a new stitch. Come and join me and sign up to making a 20 x 20cm square in pure wool. Lets help out some children in need.