I hope my mother doesn't read this. Because, if she does, she'll know what I've made her for Christmas. And if you are reading this mum, I know you already saw them when I accidentally left them out on the ironing board. Can you do your best surprised face on Christmas Day for me, please? Just to make me happy.
Every morning, when I leave the house, the first thing I exclaim is 'goodness, it's nippy noodles, outside today. Chilly willy.' And I'm trying to rectify this by knitting things that can actually be worn to keep warm this winter, as apposed to knitting raccoons. I have also been buying The Snowman hand warmers on my lunch breaks.
The pattern for these hand warmers is from Anna Wilkinson's 'Learn to Knit, Love to Knit'. This book is, without a doubt, one of the prettiest books that I own. Straight after seeing the cover, I knew I wanted to knit a pair of those gloves. I also thought my mother would love a pair to wear while she's out shopping or gardening.
The book is beautifully styled by Jazzabelle Rocks. It's so inspired me to try and take better photographs!
They didn't take to long to knit. I'm still figuring out what the heck 'gauge' is and I only realised the other day, that changing needles will alter the way my knitting looks. I really am a major amateur at these knitting shenanigans.