This is new to me; always late to the party. Knit it yourself - so easy when you know about it! And the reason I have found out about it, is finding a gorgeous pattern for a sweet little baby hat with earflaps. Only it is in French. Hey ho. How difficult can it be?
Not very, is the simple answer. Once I was into the knitting itself it became quite intuitive - the beauty of having been a knitter for most of my life I suppose.
Anyhow, the photo of the (first) hat is on instagram and was so easily knit up in less than a couple of hours. Perfect for getting back into the knitting. My arm still has the shooting pains and I worried about holding the needles. It was fine.
In a week's time I'm going on another workshop; this time sock knitting. Now I realise it should be a walk in the park for someone who has knitted for so long (see above) but........
I've never knitted with four double pointed needles before.
To get into the swing of it all - ie to allay fears and think about something else! - I've made a couple of Bento Bags to hold the projects. One for me and one for my daughter:
And now I'm all ready to go! Maybe I should have a little practice with those pesky needles in the week before?