It’s official – I am now addicted to knitting!
And if you ever saw a design for a book cover in one of your old summer crafty magazines and suddenly decided to adapt it into a little bag, then I think you would be too.
I made a slight mistake in that I started with the black when I should have finished with it (not understanding at that point that the stitches would be upside down other wise) but it’s not noticeable I think.
I think I cast on 50 stitches and worked 10 rows garter stitch in black. Then carried on in red in stocking stitch until it was as long as I wanted then cast off and sewed up the side seam before adding crochet spots and wiggly eyes.
It doesn’t look too bad for a novice knitter!
I am reading the latest issue of Let’s Knit at the moment and am thinking about having a go at the dragon in the free kit. Don’t think I have 3.25mm needles though – I have bamboo ones which were free with a magazine years ago, but after having a go with them I have decided it’s metal needles all the way! Think I will donate the thin and awkward needles to a charity shop one day when there is a bag to go.
Just a short post today, more soon.