Sunday, 19 February 2012

All-in-One Mum Weekly Achievement No.2

I can't believe that it took me nearly 2 years to sew this very small knitted toy together.  The big question is, why did I find the thought of it so daunting?

Before my Gran passed away in September 2005 I would have asked her to help me to complete most of my knitting projects.  She was a very talented knitter and sewed beautifully too.  I would knit a jersery or whatever I had decided to do at the time and she would either finish knitting it (we had the same tension in our knitting) or sew it together for me.  I knew that if I ever got stuck I had my Gran to help me out.  She taught me to knit when I was 5 and I am so grateful to her for this skill.  I love using my hands and being creative and find knitting very therapeutic and relaxing.

As in most things in life, you learn through trial and error.  I do my best to make the finished knitted product look at least half as good as what my Gran would have done which is quite a challenge.

I have only completely finished one other knitting project and now am quite proud of my little achievement in sewing this toy together, if I do say so myself!

I have given this Winnie the Pooh to Isabella and will make another one to give to my sister who is collecting toys for the Toy Run in Cape Town which will take place at the end of the year.


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