I have a new addiction.
I used to love to sew but it’s too hard to get the sewing machine out now. By the time I’m set up, my free time is over. I’ve enjoyed crocheting the last couple of years but now that I’ve finally learned to knit, I’m really loving it! Bonus? It uses less yarn than crochet.
With the super cold winter we’ve been having and the cold floors in our house, a pair of slippers became high on my project list. I liked this pattern for Footies from Ravelry. They were pretty easy to knit up, even for an inexperienced knitter like myself. I used Knit Picks Wool of the Andes for them and they’re very warm and comfy!
I also made a pair of slippers for my daughter. I couldn’t find a pattern that I liked so I used other patterns as guidelines and came up with my own. They’re very basic but she likes them. I knit hers using a bulky weight yarn and they were very quick to knit. It helps that she has small feet! I’ll be writing up the pattern that I used soon.
And lastly, I made myself a pair of arm warmers! I thought that these would be beyond my skill level but once I got started they were fairly straight forward to knit. My friend Amanda designed the pattern for these, called Scrunchy Ombre Arm Warmers, which is available on Ravelry. Her pattern is also published in a new Knit Picks book, the Under 100 Knit Collection. How cool is that?!
You might want to take a look at my Knitting board on Pinterest. If you want to find me on Ravelry, my screen name there is RamblingsMom.
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