My knitting habit certainly did well out of Christmas. I received 9, yes 9 knitting books, 6 balls of yarn and a huge set of 20 wooden knitting needles! One of the books I got was Knit Nordic by Eline Oftedal. In it was a pattern for wrist warmers that I simply loved and had to start right away, on Boxing Day no less. I knitted a practise one first because I’ve not done any colour knitting before and really needed to get used to holding two yarns at once.
Anyway, I finished them today and here they are, although I haven’t pressed them yet:
There are a couple of mistakes I’m sure, probably around the thumb which I found quite tricky.
The book has lots of lovely patterns which I will try, although I might give the knitted hot pants a miss!
Next on the needles is a Fair Isle cushion by MillaMia which was another Christmas present. It’s 3 balls of yarn along with the pattern presented in a lovely gift box. Really looking forward to getting to grips with colour knitting, especially as my new year’s resolution was to really improve my knitting this year. I hope to have knitted my own jumper by the end of the year.