Before I was pregnant I learned to knit. Some of you might know that I had many, many struggles with infertility, so I knitted as a way to pass time between treatments while wistfully dreaming of a little one to knit for. Lucky for me, IVF worked and I not only got one, but two beautiful babies to knit pretty things for!
I started like most people do knitting – scarves. I knitted like 5 scarves before I decided to try my hand at something new – hats!
These were two of my own made-up creations that eventually went on the soft baby heads of Dylan & Riley 😀
After having my twins I started my site, started a few other things, and knitting went by the wayside. Then I forgot. I forgot how relaxing knitting could be. I forgot that little *tick tick* of the needles as I knit and purl rows. I forgot about the creativity that goes into needle and yarn work.
Then We Are Knitters reminded me.
The lovely team at We Are Knitters contacted me and asked to reintroduce the art of knitting back into my life. They sent me a kit to make The Empire Snood (which I happily accepted!)
I was very happliy surprised to see everything I would need for the project in a handy (and heavy duty) paper bag. The wool yarn is soft and thick, the needles are perfect and great quality, and the instructions were very easy to read. Plus I got a little label to sew on the inside of my new snood!
The project only took an afternoon to complete. I had to re-teach myself the basics, but I was able to do that quickly – The video tutorials on the site were nice to refer to as well!
Before I knew it I was well into my Empire Snood project:
I also remembered that old knitting phrase “Let me do just one more row…” That one row turned into 10, then I realized I was more than halfway there, might as well finish it, right?
I LOVE that I took time for myself (in the name of working – HA!) and made something lovely. I am beyond happy that We Are Knitters has opened up my world again to the relaxing art of knitting. I am excited to tackle more projects – like this super adorbs Juliet Tee:
* I was supplied with the item(s) mentioned to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed are my own.