I bought this book on a bit of an impulse. I love the colour and design of the wrap on the front cover. I also like a couple of the bags that are in there as well.
My mum would have knitted this wrap up in no time, but unfortunately, she is no longer with us. So, if I want a wrap like this one I'm going to have to knit it myself.
There is just one slight technical hitch though. I don't really know how to knit. I know the knit stitch and sort of know the purl stitch - but that's it.
Still, I'm not one to pass up a challenge. How hard can it be?
I had a re-think and decided to start with something a wee bit simpler. A nice scarf. I found a nice easy pattern on the internet which just said cast on 50 stitches then knit 2, purl 2 and do as many rows as you like. What could be easier than that?
So armed with some Mohair-Look wool and a set of 5.5mm needles I started on the scarf.
After each row of knit 2, purl 2, I noticed that instead of 50 stitches, I was getting an extra 20. That's not good I thought. So I unravelled it all and started again. I must have done this 8 times before I decided to deviate from the pattern a little.
So here is the scarf so far, knitted throughout in plain knit stitch. Its growing nicely and best of all I still only have 50 stitches! Yea!
The tension is a bit suspect in places where I've gone from a bit too tight to a bit too loose. It feels lovely and soft though and I can feel the warmth in the wool already. I've been working on this since Sunday morning...
...I think it's going to take me a while to get to the wrap!
Bye for now