Winter clothing is always jeans for me. I often can’t be bothered with fussy tights and dresses when the wind is howling and it’s raining yet again. So, desperate for warmer tops, I dug out some merino fabric.
Being warm, breathable and lightweight, it’s the perfect fabric for layering.
Ripple blankets are wonderfully addictive to make! I can see that I’m going to end up with a ridiculous amount of these. I’m onto my second already.
The pattern is from Meet Me At Mike’s and the tutorial is perfect us crochet rookies. Admittedly, I had to restart each blanket about three times each. Obviously I’d miscounted somewhere but it didn’t show until I finished the second row. So just know, unravelling and starting again a few times is okay. Or at least, that’s what I’ve come to expect. It’s worth it for a good foundation though, so try not to shortcut that part.
Once you get past those two first rows, you’ll be away laughing. It’s all sweet repetition for your fingers while you watch TV, procrastinate the jobs you’re avoiding or while you chillax after a stressful day.
Whenever winter hits, I feel a compulsive urge to knit. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s the roaring fire and lack of enthusiasm for moving off the couch in the evenings. Whatever it is, my scarf collection is growing larger by the year! Continue reading
Whenever winter arrives, I suddenly get the urge to knit something. Unfortunately, I can’t knit anything more than scarves and one neck can only wear so many in one season! So here’s something just as easy to try out. Continue reading