Hi everybody. Haven't been here for a while and wondered if the world has already forgotten about me :) As usual I've been busy crafting. Time to show what I have created recently :)
Last year, sometime in late autumn, pursuing my thriving interest in Scandinavan craft I bought this book "55 Christmas Balls to knit" by Arne & Carlos and I fell instantly in love with those Nordic woolly balls. There was a problem though - I couldn't knit and what's more - I hated knitting! I'd always thought it was boring and for grannies and pensioners. I used to shudder at the sight of my mum knitting socks for us and manoeuvring 5 needles at the same time. "How come she doesn't get confused making those stitches and rounds?" - would run through my head on and on.
Well, you see, it's all about an attitude..... I've changed my mind now. I've grown up. I feel ready now to take up knitting, well, at least some basic knitting for the time being :) Determined to make those gorgeous woolly balls for myself I collected all I needed - the right size needles, crochet hooks, wool and wadding. And when I flew back home for Christmas I even borrowed my mum's set of 5 double pointed kneedles and revised my VERY BASIC knitting knowledge with my mum and nan. Now, hands on knitting needles and time to start!
First I made a model ball using a single colour and needles of a bigger size.
Ta dah! New experience, new skill. Knitting is fun!
Pleased with myself I moved on to making the proper Nordic ball using two colours...
A bit of playing with wool, messing around, starting over and over again and finally...
Something had started to show up! Then I knitted my first Nordic ball! On cloud 9! I can do it! Woohoo!
("Snow Crystal" 1/55)
Another ball followed. Again, a bit of fiddling with the needles...
... and.. voile!
Recently a third one has joined the woolly balls club :)
and currently I'm working on the 4th one! Enjoying myself a lot!!!
I can't get enough! I am knitting my nights away these days!
Counter: 52 to go!
Hand-made Monday time! Do drop and see for yourselves what other crafters have been up to! Well worth it!