So whilst hunting I saw some amazing knitted blankets that I just had to make......but first I probably should have someone show me how.
|eleventh hour blanket - The Purl Bee|
So I asked my step mum if she knew how, she pulls out two (very different sized) needles and one small tatty looking ball of black yarn and shows me how to 'cast on' (yeah I know the lingo!!) so I practice this and and get 12 stitches cast on (I really don't know whether I'm using it correctly at all, but I'm going with it!). So then she shows me knitting plain stitch (is what she called it), after a few rows of this she shows me purl and I'm alternating rows of stitches and when I check how many stitches I have there are 15 hmm so I keep going for a bit and recount, this time I have 18 hmmm, by the end of the night I was double the stitches I initially started with (yeah I don't know what I was doing but people I asked tell me I was probably splitting stitches).
|Moss stitch with Nan's guidance.|
|After a couple of rows|
|Renskes minimalist tote bag - Design Sponge|