I’d like a dollar for every time one of my favourite sewing bloggers has put a post up about knitting and I’ve groaned.
Now I’m doing the same.
How did this happen?
Well, I’m glad you asked.
I’ve been admiring granny square crochet garments for a little while and then Ann (swoon, my hero) wore a granny square scarf on one of the episodes of the Great British Sewing Bee.
Right, that did it. I have to have one, and that means I have to learn how to crochet. Crochet being one of those skills my mum didn’t teach me (she didn’t crochet, so I guess she is excused) and my nana didn’t teach me (she did crochet, and she lived next door during my childhood, so that was inexcusable! )
I mentioned my need to learn crocheting to a friend and she said, well come to craft night, Mary crochets and so does Fred (names changed to protect the innocent). Of course, craft night came and I hadn’t located my nana’s crochet hooks, but I did have some interesting bulky uneven colourful wool and some (very cool) new knitting needles.
All these purchases were Felicity’s fault. She is coming to craft night too (only on non school weeks of course..). She wants to knit a Dr Who scarf. So we had to go to shops to buy wool for her.
This is the second time I’ve knitted this scarf ( it’s Nuage, from Ravelry, knitted on circular needles). The first version was too long. So I unravelled it and cast on less stitches. How much easier is unravelling than unpicking?
Don’t worry. Sewing is still way more enthralling to me that knitting. Oh and I will eventually get to crocheting. I just need to finish this scarf first…