….it started off the right size, but now it’s gone a bit long…
Learning to knit: My grandma taught me to knit, I don’t remember it, but I was quite young. I quite like it and think it’s a good thing to do. I find it quite relaxing. I do a bit of sewing too, and I’ve started doing a bit of embroidery. I like both.
My mum does a bit of knitting, I don’t know if my friends do or not. My grandma once knitted me a cardigan, and my mum knitted me a hat. I still have them, but the cardigan is too small now.
I’ve not done loads of knitting, but I have tried knitting a cushion cover, but I’ve not finished it yet. One side of it’s a dark blue wool, the other side is a paler blue; it’s quite chunky wool. It’s the stitch that is knit one side, and purl the other. I just went for it without a pattern or a tension square. I don’t knit very often but I’m trying to do a bit more now as I’ve got more time. I haven’t tried to knit a garment yet.
My tension square; I haven’t finished my square yet. I found the wool out of the pile in our house, I chose it because I liked the colour. I’m doing it in the simple stitch (plain knit); it started off the right size, but now it’s gone a bit long so I may have to do something about that. I might have to start again, or I might be able to undo some of it. When things go wrong, I usually pretend it’s part of the knitting.
[Update – it turned out to be over double the size, so I started again.]