One of the problems I have is that I can't follow a pattern. I'm knitting pattern dyslexic. All those symbols dance around, sending my head into a tailspin. Arrrrgh!!
Having said that, I am DETERMIND to conquer my pattern-phobia without having to steal an Enigma machine to crack all that odd knitting code.
Until then going is
s - l - o - w.
Taking mere years I managed to complete a sampler cushion. I used the baby yarn I'd had to abandon when my son grew faster than the jumper I was knitting him. It's make and shade are lost in the mists of time.
|Bertie being a cheeky monkey. |
You just can't get the staff.
Turns out I was wrong. I got bored, stopped knitting and sewed some soft fleece onto the back and made it into a neck warming loop.
Behold - The Snuggle Scarf!
It has some great design features (ahem...):
a) It's double thickness so is super warm,
b) It appeals to my son's love of soft, snuggly things, and
c) It won't fall off and get lost in a puddle in the school playground!
A knitting win, I think ;).
|Years in the making, but now I can die happy in the knowledge I've knitted something and actually finished it!|