As one of my friends came closer to her due date, I became determined that I was going to knit the baby something. I had no idea what, just something. I figured the present would be a success no matter how it turned out because if it turned out right? Great! If it turned out a disaster? Well, at least my friend would get a good laugh.
At the time my knitting skill stretched from cast on, to knit stitch, to cast off. Yes, I could knit a square. Or, a rectangle, therefore I was pretty much limited to a scarf. Do babies even wear scarves? I’m pretty sure that’s all I had ever knitted. I should also mention that the last time I knitted was years ago, when I was in school. So, my mum had to give me a bit of a refresher on said skills.
Next step: decide what to make. I started with a Pinterest search. “Free knitting patterns for babies” led me to some little mittens. They looked doable to me. My next hurdle was that I had never read a knitting pattern. What is this language?! Google was my saviour. Also, YouTube.
My first mitten (my practice mitten) took me an entire day! I did learn so much in that day though. Purl stitch, knit two together, knit two together through the back loop, stocking stitch, ribbing and I learnt how to drop a stitch.
I really enjoyed making this gift Nd am so proud that they turned out well. I can’t wait for my next project. I thought I would invite you all to follow my progress. Eventually, I would love to be able to knit a jumper for myself. I would like to become more confident before I move onto something so big. I bought a book on knitting and have found a new project. I’m going to make new cushion covers. In my book, I found a technique called twice knitting which gives a nice texture. I’m going to start with that. I’ve chosen the wool. I eventually managed to decide on a turquoise/blue and a pink.
Feel free to follow my journey and wish me luck!