You may remember from just a couple of posts ago that I thought I might dip my toe in the knitting pool. Let's just say, it's a good thing i stepped in at the shallow end! My first red heart turned out quite nicely, it was time consuming, almost three nights for one red heart.
Time consuming that is as compared to crochet and took more concentration than I think I am capable of. The knitting needles, metal shiny pink things gave me some grief. So I thought I would try some bamboo ones. Ohhh they were so lovely to knit with! So much softer (if that's possible) and easier on the hands. So another two nights of me clickity clackety with the needles in front of the telly and a lovely blue heart appeared.
I was quite delighted with my blue and red heart. Excited to lay them side by side.
And I believe my the exact word out of my mouth were WTF? Now, being relatively new to the knitting world, I assumed that metal and bamboo needles of the same size would produce similar sized items when using the same pattern. Apparently I was wrong. No amount of stretching and ironing was ever going to make them the same size.
So I picked up my trusty hook....
And started adding a few rows of crochet.
And hopefully with a few more rows, they will be two lovely pillow covers for my sofa.
Mr. VW chose the colour combination for the blue heart on our long (2.5hrs) journey yesterday to the big smoke of Pittsburgh. A long over due visit to that wonderful blue and yellow Swedish emporium.
More about that tomorrow......