Monday, June 25, 2012
I found out that all the little infant beanies at the hospital are made 100% from volunteers. So I thought....hmmm....I should take up knitting....I wonder how hard it is??? I posted a message on the SP message boards and got LOTS OF GREAT ADVICE on how to start......I fellow sparker (Mom2) suggested that I try kniffty knitters that I could purchase at Walmart.....so this morning we have Tropical Storm Debbie visiting us (I live in FL)...and I thought what a great time to learn how to knit.....and off to Walmart I went.
I then used YouTube to follow some of the links fellow Sparkers had given me to learn how to make an infant hat using a round loom....I found one that was fantastic and so I started my project.
The first one took me about 3 hours to do because I was watching the video and following along.....going slow to make sure I didn't screw up....lol
I did the 2nd one in 50 minutes.....Here is the finished projects
Things I found out about knitting:
1.) kept my hands busy
2.) kept my mind COMPLETELY off of food
3.) very relaxing....almost meditative on the second one
4.) felt good about myself cause I will be giving the first gift from a stranger to lots of newborns....REALLY....HOW COOL IS THAT!!!!
5.) I'm OLD (NOT)....my hubby and boys called me GRANDMA....lol....but proceeded to ask that I make them COOL beanies when they saw the finsished products.....haha