Ok, well perhaps more of a new obsession lol. I've just gotten addicted to knitting! I first learned a few years ago and proudly made myself a couple of scarfs and then dived in and made Jordan a roll neck jumper, just an easy stocking stitch one - think it was in about a size 4. It took me forever, but after I finished I was so happy with myself for perservering with it (and not putting it in a WIP bag!) He absolutely adored it too and would ask to wear it almost every opportunity he could.
Not sure why, but I kind of stopped knitting after that, I guess I started making jewellery and then soon after go into sewing. But after a trip to a new lincraft that had recently opened near me, I found myself in the wool section, looking through this pattern book and picking out projects and wool to go with them:
Here's the first thing I made from it, a pair of little pink booties for the baby:
Then I made the adorable little kimono style cardigan featured on the front cover for the baby too
The wool is just so soft, I can't wait to see what it looks like on her!
I've just finished the hat from this patttern and wool (will get a photo of the finished result later)
and have just started knitting this cardigan as well, except instead of a solid colour I'm using a verrigated wool in various pinks and purple colours.
I'm am officially hooked now! I think the main thing I like about knitting is it is something I can easily do around the boys, and virtually anywhere. The kimono cardigan was mostly knitted on the drive back from Melbourne. Also I find it hard to sew at night some times, the light isn't the best in my study (silly down lights!) and I usually make stupid mistakes due to tiredness (like sewing a right and a wrong side together.
I'm looking forward to becoming more adventurous and learning some other stitches besides garter and stocking stitch, so will be looking out for a nice new pattern book - I have seen some lovely Debbie Bliss ones recently, but feel free to offer any other suggestions to please!