...my third little knitty project complete.
Even from the little peek above, it's pretty plain to see what it is! My love affair with the hot water bottle still continues.
My crochet ones have been used for a couple of years now, and are starting to look a bit bedraggled. They need updating.
In a bid to try and up my knitting practice, I opted for a knitted hot water bottle. It all sort of fell into place. I had a couple of balls of gorgeous Debbie Bliss Cashmerino yarn just sitting staring at me......begging me to do something with them. With just a couple of balls, it's hard to come up with something other than wrist warmers, that is, unless I incorporate them into some sort of scrappy blanket.
I was flicking through the 'Knitty Gritty' book when I saw this project.
It used Moss Stitch which I really wanted to use.
It had a few bits to contend with other than knit and purl.
I was up for it!
The other two knitty projects I made, were made using chunky yarn. This was dk and on 4mm needles. OH MY WORD it grew so slowly. I don't think I was prepared for the slowness. I was bored doing the rows, especially as I was slow at it. I did, however, manage to pick up speed towards the end and surprised myself. No major disasters along the way, although in the 6th to very last stitch, I lost concentration and did the wrong stitch. Being 6th to last it didn't bother me, I couldn't be bothered to rectify it and it's not noticeable so i'm okay with that.
I had fun choosing the buttons when it was done. A selection of pretty little wooden floral ones.
I was a tad worried that it looked really small as I was making it, but it was okay. It fitted well.
I couldn't be bothered to mattress stitch it together. Laziness (and it being really late and me wanting to get it completely done before I hit the hay) on my part meant my stitching up wasn't as neat as it could have been. But I like the overall look.......and it's already been in constant use!
So, a happy me.
I completed it.
It was a good project for a beginner. There are a couple of other things that maybe I would like to try in the book. I think I will just have a practice piece to learn the art of picking up dropped stitches. I need to get over that fear!
I may have started another sneaky little knitty project. Again just something simple, but making use of some pretty yarn I have spare. More on that another day.
But for now....I'll just ooooooh and ahhhhhh over finishing something that didn't end up looking like a dog's dinner.
p.s my new look is sort of done. Not a major change, but I have thinned bits down. I'm sure it will change again soon, and more bits will be added. I cannot seem to stay completely clutter free.....and I just couldn't part with the pastels. What can I say?!