In winter last year I knitted Henry a scarf. It's the first knitted thing I ever finished and he loves it so much. I was very proud.
Tilly doesn't really need a new scarf but it was a good pattern and was helpful in getting me (an inexperienced knitter) used to identifying whether I'd just done a pearl or knit row (particularly after I put it down for the hundredth time in the day to go and do something else!)
This new scarf is serving the same purpose: practice, mainly, before I try something a bit harder.
I started it three times over the weekend. The first time I cast on the prescribed number of stitches but it was way too wide for a child's scarf so after about 50cms in length I stopped and unravelled it. I made it narrower but dropped a couple of stitches so unravelled it again.
This is my third attempt:
I had a lovely morning on Saturday wandering unaccompanied in the city, a rare treat, and wandered into Lincraft only to find they are having a huge sale!
And inspired by this post I went hunting for pants fabric for Henry. I think he only gets one (whales) and Tilly gets two…
And because I just can't get enough of ladybirds:
One more exciting new beginning… we're doing some rearranging around here. Watch this space to see what this disaster of a storage area becomes!
Happy Monday, lovely people.