Last Friday we flew away for a long weekend. Hand luggage only, so I needed a small knitting project to take with me. Remembering my haul of yarn from my visit to the Natural Fibre Company, I pulled out one of these beauties.
I’m not a big fan of knitting socks, but I’d intended to redress the balance of having sent Lovely Eldest a hand knitted pair, by knitting a pair for Lovely Littlest.
The flight was so quick and we were so busy that, with having to frog back 18 rows, because I decided to change the pattern, this is all I’ve done. However, since my return I realised Lovely Littlest will never have time to hand wash wool and they’d end up chucked in the washing machine and shrunk. So if I’m not going to knit guilt induced socks, I’m not going to knit socks. I’m also not going to frog again! So with the ribbing and a little of the pattern knitted, I’m turning them into a pair of mittens.
I’ll tuck them away now until need another handbag project – which may be a while. But while I’m thinking about it, I’m curious. I never stray beyond socks and mitts for my handbag projects. So do you have a handbags projects? And if so, what sort of things do you make?