Knitting soothes my soul and keeps my hands busy

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*This is a review post. I was kindly sent some craft items to try*

I have been knitting for a long time. My mother taught me how to knit when I was very young and I have always found it a gentle and enjoyable hobby. I am left-handed so a lot of what I have learned has been self-taught, because it’s harder to learn to knit when you use the other hand that people aren’t used to and I enjoy knitting tiny baby clothes to give as gifts to friends who have had babies, using very fine needles and delicate cashmere wool. I have even taught my own daughter to knit too

So when Love Crafts asked me to try something new, I was quite excited. They send me some lovely, soft wool and needles that are much larger than I am used to and asked me to create something.

I decided to knit something for me to wear, for a change, instead of making gifts for other people. This rather lovely chunky scarf pattern is a perfect way to learn to use bigger knitting needles.

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Knitting for me is calming, therapeutic and productive, and I find it fun to do something with my hands that ends up as something creative that I can gift to someone.

However, learning to knit with larger needles is not as easy as you might think. I actually found it a bit trickier to get to grips with at first. For some reason, bigger needles and wool are a little harder to manipulate.

But I am getting the hang of it, and thoroughly enjoying the results and my scarf is looking good so far. The wool is really soft and works well.

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Love Crafts have lots of beautiful craft ideas, kits, and all the things you need to get really creative whether you are a beginner or have a bit more experience. Well worth checking out their site. Maybe you will learn to knit or try something new. I think once this project has finished, I will be itching to get started on something else.

Posted in I am not just "mum", Reviews & Stuff we love and tagged knitting, learning to knit, love crafts.

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