You may remember that last year i started learning to knit (slowly, i kind of suck) – and i found it was a really great way to relax. Since sewing has become my job i don’t really use it to relax or wind down as i used to. Knitting was a nice fit, and i was enjoying doing it while i watched the kids play.
So you know what i’ve realised? Knitting is a hobby that might not really make sense in Australia… I only wore sweaters a handful of times during winter, and i can’t imagine how i’ll ever use a woolly scarf again (which is pretty much the limit of my knitting skills so far).
So what’s a girl to do? Well not wanting to give up – i decided to knit some scarves for my lovely sisters in law before Christmas, who live in cooler climates than I! I knitted two yarns at the same time for Sophie (i wanted to make it extra snuggly for Minnesota), and for Annelise i knitted one colour than the next… hoping it would be a more appropriate weight for Melbourne (or maybe not? i mean how cold is it in Melbourne in winter? Cold enough for a scarf? hmmmm) and i like the colour block look.
I’m sure the hard core knitters are crying right now as they noticed i did not block my scarves (i’m sorry!!! i just can’t get it right… ) – but from a purely style driven point of view, i actually really enjoy the curled up edges – and i’m pretty thrilled with how cute these look.
But I mean, where to now? The real question is, should i find another relaxing craft – or begin a trend of inundating my sisters in law with unwanted scarves?! hehehe