I often get a lot of comments as people see me knit out and about, or see the yarns, or my knitted socks….. “I wish I could knit”
Well the honest truth is it takes practice, but its actually quite easy!! and realistically if you can knit, purl and can google what the other terminology means then you can pretty much knit ANYTHING!! This thought is borne out in some of the FB groups for knitters I am in and seeing some of the amazing first projects people have put out!!
My first project, when I relearnt to knit in my 20’s was a blanket! Several million (well it felt like it towards the end) small knitted squares and then I taught myself to crochet to put them all together! This blanket now resides in the boys room on the rocking chair, has sat round my shoulders whilst I fed them in the small wee hours and might need the odd repair as they now haul it about over their heads to be ghosts etc.
I then knit a LOT of hats!!! At first seamed and then after discovering the local Stitch and Bitch group in Cardiff and support and enabling properties that came with, I moved onto in the round, graduated to socks, sweaters and shawls and never looked back!!
Then I started to dye and design my own patterns for things I couldn’t find quite what I wanted in the huge bank of patterns out there in the world.
So I guess I am saying….
I am going to launch a series of videos over on the YouTube Channel for learning how to knit….!!
Eek there I have said it!
I also plan to resurrect Maker’s Monday over on the Channel and do a monthly update of what I have been making, whether that be knitting, crochet, sewing, spinning or weaving, dyeing, designing etc! So feel free to hop on over subscribe and check out the videos I have made already over there!!
A new episode of Weekend Waffle is live on the YouTube channel
A withybed built and you can see what we have be up to in the Polytunnel!!
It’s all rather exciting!! 😁
I promised myself I’d be better at Blogging as well as Vlogging…. but life kinda happens!! Anyway here are the links for the blogs this week
Something new Sunday
What we do Wednesday
Also I’ve managed a load of baking this week!! 😁
As well as sustainable Saturday being live on the YouTube channel here I uploaded a blog about how we made salami back on Wednesday!!
In other news….
The small additions to the household are making themselves at home!! 😂
So summation Saturday and Sunday wasn’t working for me as a title for the weekend chat/catch up vlogs…. it didn’t sit right….
So I was up feeding the smallest boy a few nights ago and a Title came to me for these vlogs!! Weekend waffle!!! Hurrah!!!
Any way the next instalment is up on the channel!! Here!!
Up on the channel as of last Wednesday a vlog on How we made sausages at home from our first home raised and butchered pigs!!
Here is the link!!
Another vlog summing up this week!!
A busy one again,
Building some Forest school/outdoor learning bits
Today I have the first in a series of vlogs outlining small changes we are making here to become more sustainable, ditch the plastic and have less of an impact on the environment…
Here is the link
Now for the puppy spam
How to process firewood!! Well how we collect and process it!! 😂
You can find a short video here of what we do!!!
Someone LOVES the chainsaw helmet!!!
Especially the visor!!! 😂
And whilst the chain saw was out!! Himself chopped me up some logs to make a log circle in the littlie’s forest school area!
So part of the new schedule over on our YouTube channel is Something New Sunday!!
Look what I found!!!!
The episode is Here