So in the run up to Christmas my daughter, Flicky totally shocked me by announcing that not only was she knitting a scarf but that she'd joined a knitting group and taught some of the other girls at uni to knit too. If you read my Lion Brand Yarn Studio post back in August you'll remember that she wasn't interested in knitting!
Well I'm thrilled; some of my craftiness is finally rubbing off!!!
So for Christmas I decided to surprise her with all the knitting and crochet goodies she could need to develop and continue her new hobby. I figured she'd need a basket to keep everything tidy and to match her uni room so I made her her very own Knitter's Dream Basket using the Divided Basket pattern by Noodlehead.
The basket was really easy and fast to put together and Anna's (Noodlehead) instructions are excellent and very clear.
I made a matching yarn bag so Flicky can knit on the plane without the ball running away down the aisle - it's just a regular pouch with a grommet in one side to feed the wool through.
Then I made her a matching tea cosy - can't think of anything better than knitting with a cuppa.
|Tea Cosy and lots of new wool|
So the Christmas pressie was a huge success and we've been back to the Lion Brand Yarn Studio twice since stocking up on extra wool and more needles.
|Current 'Zodiac' Window Display|
Flicky's turned her hand to cabling and made a cabled headband and even Tatty's got involved eating her way through two sets of Flicky's bamboo needles (I did warn her that bamboo was a mistake as I'd had a similar Tatty experience with my own bamboo crochet hook which I wrote about here!).
|It's hard to knit with a Tatty dog on your knee!|
I've been busy knitting myself - a really simple and quick Spice Berry shawl from Black Sheep & Ewe, had it finished in a day and I've received lots of compliments from CQ staffers and customers alike which is very welcome and makes you feel great.
Heading off to Vogue Knitting Live in Manhattan next weekend and guess who's coming with me??? Yep, Flicky - someone pinch me - maybe one day she'll even make a quilt!!!