Wednesday, 18 December 2013

'Learn to Knit, Love to Knit' - knitted hand warmers


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.


Ending the blog post with a silly face. Naturally.

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10 comments:

  1. I love this! I love the colour choices and I love the photos. I so badly want this book. What are you planning on making from it next? Leanne x

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    1. Thank you, Leanne! Oh, how it made me smile to see you comment on my blog! I hope she likes them, her favourite colour is pink so I opted for that one! I want to make the hat next and maybe, just maybe, I will adventure into actually knitting clothes territory! xxx

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  2. I want to learn how to knit but I find it all very confusing.... I already have some gloves like these but it'd be cool to make my own! xxx

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    1. You should totally give it a go! I find it much easier than something like crochet and once you get the hang of it you won't ever stop! Speaking from previous experience there, of course. Self-diagnosed knit addict here! xxx (so lovely to see you commenting on my blog, Amy! It made my day!) xxx

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  3. I agree with Leanne - the colour choices are great. You have one lucky Mum :-)

    Also, Snowman hand warmers! OMG!

    x

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    1. Hehehe! I am so glad you share my enthusiasm for them! They are ADORABLE! xxx

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  4. Oh love to look of that book, and the gloves! x

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    1. It's a really beautiful and good book. The patterns work really well, I recommend. It'd be right up your street! xxx

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  5. I love the photo at the end of this post Jojo, it's wonderful! I wish I had The Snowman handwarmers, they're so sweet and it is so very cold. I hope your mum loves her knitted ones! My mum has started knitting again recently, she bought herself the Knit Your Own Zoo book after seeing my blog post and has embarked upon knitting me a zoo. I'm very excited! Her friend bought her a knitting sort of manual and she's already found it so helpful (she does Youtube things frequently too haha). xxx

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    1. I super want that amazing book! I want to knit myself a nativity next year! (I've got time to get it ready for Christmas 2014!) xxx

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