I may have mentioned it previously, but I’ve been looking into knitting, I have a couple of friends that are involved with it and I’ve kind of wanted to know how for a while. My mum went through a crocheting phase when I was younger but I never got around to learning about either knitting or crocheting, however I have been told that knitting is harder and that’s it’s easier to fix mistakes with crocheting. I’ve also been interesting in making homemade soap and candles for Birthday/Christmas, the Christmas period is usually when I have the most gifts to buy and little money to buy things with, this is mostly because I’m 25 and it’s a lot easier and cheaper to have the junior staff work the holiday season (oh the joys of working in the Retail Industry).
However, a handmade knitted pair of socks is a valuable gift regardless, though I am told that knitting socks requires 4 knitting needles and I currently only have two (I should probably start out with simple stuff anyway). A part of me thinks this is just going to end in disaster just like my book making phase, however no one will ever be able to say I didn’t try or wasn’t open to new things.
These are the references I plan on using:
And so, now is time for the Audience Participation segment of Ambiguous Pieces
Do any of you knit and/or crochet? Do you have a preference? Do any of you make soap or candles? Any beginner advice you’d like to share? Please feel free to let me know in the comments section.