So you already know that my sewing machine is my new BFF. But sewing certainly isn’t my first foray into the crafting world.
Before the sewing machine came the humble knitting needles… at least that’s how it happened for me!
I began knitting around three years ago. I bought a couple of books (Erika Knight’s Simple Knitting and Jenny Lord’s Purls of Wisdom), together with some lovely soft wool, the necessary needles and decided to give it a whirl. The result is that I am completely hooked and now find it difficult to sit still in front of the TV without a pair of knitting needles in my hands!
There is something very satisfying about creating cosy, woolly scarves, hats, headwarmers, wristwarmers… all from an unassuming ball of wool or two. However, there are two distinct “drawbacks” to becoming a knitting fan:
- knitting requires a great deal of free time… which is always at a premium in my hectic dash through daily life; and
- there are so many wonderfully different types of wool (not to mention in every colour under the sun) that I find myself buying wool much, MUCH faster than I can find projects for it, which is why this happens…
I am hoping that this blog will help to address both the wool stash and the time factor. I daresay the first part is fairly obvious. by Mrs D will encourage me to tackle new knitting projects, persevere to the end and take lots of lovely photographs to share with you. So what about addressing the time issue? Surely adding “blogging” to my to-do list is only going to reduce my precious knitting time? Well, yes, quite possibly. But… on the days when I simply can’t spend hours (or even minutes) with my knitting needles, I can now enjoy the next best thing – blethering about knitting and sharing new project ideas online. Everyone wins!
So, having identified a free slot in my schedule, I am going to start as I mean to go on by diving into one of these wonderfully enticing bundles of wool right now… just what will it be this time?
Mrs D xx