I like to have a dabble at anything and everything when it comes to being creative but knitting and crotchet are two crafts which I simply cannot seem to fathom.
As a child I watched my Mum tick-tacking away with her knitting needles, she could throw a jumper together in the matter of a couple of days and despite being taught how to knit and pearl the best I ever made other than a pair of black baby booties which my Mum was mortified at was a dish cloth.
I have a bag of hand-me-down knitting needles and some balls of wool in the cupboard but they are very unlikely to be used by myself. Whilst I am able to cast-on and follow a very simple pattern there is absolutely no way that I could knit anything bigger than a baby bonnet as I lose patience easily and in frustration have considered jabbing something with my knitting needles rather than using them correctly.
I am a pretty crafty individual at times, that could be portrayed in many ways but I am referring to crafting as a hobby. I am not particularly talented in any specific craft other than making bunting of course which I now have a Facebook page and many orders for, whilst I am more than able to sew I’d love to master the art of knitting and crotchet.
You can’t be good at everything right? I can sew, I can make beautiful bunting, I can cross-stitch, I can bake, ice and decorate cakes. I can also draw, paint, create graphic designs and provide the children with some fairly nifty crafting activities.
Knitting and crotchet however I doubt I will ever master, they are too time consuming and fiddly for my liking. I simply don’t have the time or the inclination at this current point to get my needles out and to give it another go. I do however spend hours drooling over patterns which I wish I could create!
Deramores have some particularly pretty patterns which I would bloody love to bash out on the old knitting needles, perhaps with a little persuasion my Mum might come to the rescue.
Deramores provide patterns, materials, needles, hooks, accessories, gifts and more for knitting, crotchet and craft. I have added them as a favourite on my search bar and have spent a fair few hours over the weekend perusing their patterns and wondering whether it would be worth me giving the whole knitting and crotchet thing another go. What have I got to lose other than perhaps some perfectly good wool and my patience?
I have a whole host of crafting ideas which I am yet to put into practice, this includes three empty toilet rolls which are shortly to be transformed into Halloween decorations with the kids and two pumpkins which are sat awaiting carving. I think I’ll stick to the simple crafts for now and then once the building work is complete, the decoration done and the Christmas craziness has passed I may start afresh in Spring with a clear crafting mind.
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