Do you remember the i-spy game we played a few weeks ago, where you had to spot my knitting bag in the photo of our chalet at Center Parcs? I couldn’t show/tell you what was inside it then, because it was a little secret.
I was knitting my first ever thing that was NOT just a rectangle of some sort! It was pretty exciting – and I really enjoyed the challenge. Of course, there were
a few lots and lots of swear words along the way, and a couple of a great many ripping-back sessions. BUT, the finished project – a cute bow-knot scarf for my mom (for Mother’s Day) - worked out pretty well. In fact, I liked it so much that I made myself one too!!! Here they are - a brown one for Mom and a red one for me.....
I found the pattern on Ravelry. It’s a free download from Katherine Burgess. I’d really recommend the pattern – it was easy to follow (even for a real beginner like me), it didn’t get boring, and it only uses about 50g of yarn. When I got to anything new, I just had a sneaky peek at some YouTube videos. My favourite bit of the pattern (I apologise for my lack of technical vocab here) was making the little hole to shove the end through (to make the bow-knot bit). I had to use one of those giant nappy-pin-type-things and felt like I was doing something really fancy! ;-)
By the way, if you’re on Ravelry, let me know so we can ‘make friends’ on there.....
I hope you’re enjoying some sunshine wherever you are right now. Look out for me in the Guiness Book of Records. I think I have a claim to a ‘world’s first’ – I am slightly sunburnt..... visiting ENGLAND..... in MARCH!!! Feels funny writing about sunburn and scarves in the same post, but that's how quickly it seems to have gone from winter to summer.