Remember my knitted bow I did a while ago? Meet its young sibling, the knitted bow ring – gifted this xmas to my BFF, Amy (who is also modelling it above). Nice huh? It’s basically a long thin (I think I cast on four or five stitches) strip of stocking stitch, folded over and with the yarn wound around the middle as usual. Then hot glue gun (or tie) onto a ring back and you’re done. Cute huh?
Super excited about this latest project for Gathered by Mollie Makes (out 21/12 – what a good date!). I’ve always wanted to do a tweed bow necklace but a combination of not having enough confidence (and not getting my Singer skills on) meant it had been sitting in my head for a while, crying like a puppy left outside a shop. Nice image…
Anyway, it’s (again) an easy make. Took me all of ten minutes more or less. You can sew it if you like, but I made mine from hemming tape. Check it out coming to an iPad near you this Friday
My first ever wreath and it was easy peasy. Small wreath, velvet and gold ribbon from good old Hobbycraft. Bit of hot glue to get me going, and done! Bit trad, but we all like a bit of trad at Christmas.
Time to dig out the needles (my trusted bamboo lovelies) for a swift knitted bow. Yes, it’s floppy and would be much sturdier if crocheted – but I can’t crochet **sad face** No matter how many times I’ve tried to teach myself, or others have sat patiently with me, or YouTube videos watched, I just can’t seem to get my head around it. I think my main issue is that I can’t see the stitches – not like I can with knitting anyway. Also it doesn’t help that everyone who **can** crochet always comes out with the same, “Oh, but it’s eeeeeeeasy,” shenanigans. It’s not feckin’ easy, it’s really really difficult, m’kay? I am giving crochet one last chance. We have a really cool cover project coming up – basically, if I can’t learn to crochet with it, I’m never going to. It’s do or die for you and me, Crochet – do or die!
So anyway. This knitted bow. Perfectly wondrous in its un-crochetedness, dammit.