A new project

About 6 months ago I bought a book of knitted animal hats, I love hats and thought maybe I could have a go at making some myself.

I have never knitted before (except on a machine I had when I was 7).

The book is still on the shelf!

At the weekend J saw a pack in Aldi containing a knit your own Percy Penguin. It said it contained full instructions. I said I'd have a go! Isn't he cute?

Full instructions? What it meant was, there is a pattern included! Not instructions on how to knit! I said to J that I wouldn't be able to make it straight away as I'd need to do some practise and try and work out what these hieroglyphics mean…

I turned as ever to Google, and then YouTube. Result, knitting instructions for idiots like me!

I didn't go to bed until I had mastered knit, pearl, cast on and off and decreasing stitches, and completed the beak! It's not very neat and I'll probably redo it but I was very impressed with my first efforts!

Percy might be ready for J's birthday in June!


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