Last week I’ve been to the craft fair again and on my (endless) shopping list I had some yarn and a styrofoam hoop to make us a door wreath for the winter season. I was inspired by this beautiful wreath by ItzFitz. It’s so simple and elegant. Unfortunately (but needless to say) the shipping costs are almost as much as the product price that I have difficulties convincing myself to buy it. Though I really adore those wreaths a lot.
“Necessity is the mother of invention” I thought and so I bought some gray and violet yarn which I planned on wrapping around the hoop.
But since I started knitting recently and couldn’t start sewing again due to the missing power plug of the new machine I spontaneously decided to knit the cover for the hoop (while watching the Blair Witch Project). Using he 3 different yarns I knitted along until the piece was long enough to surround the hoop. Simply wrapped it around and fixed it with needles. Put a vintage inspired (IKEA) glass heart in the middle and that was all it.
That was one cheap project. The yarn was 7,50 € all together (but I didn’t use it all) and the hoop – ok that was a gift from my sister in law but how much can it be…? maybe 1 € max.
With the rest of the yarn I wrapped on of our candle glasses. Nice way of getting rid of leftover yarn.
I’m a bit in love with knitting, I must confess. It calms me down and you can actually just sit around, knit and watch some TV or talk with someone… easy. Now I really want to learn how to knit other patterns other than just straight. Can’t be that hard.
And remember – in case you’re thinking that this tutorial is not for you as you can’t knit – go to youtube and check out all millions of knitting videos that are offered there. That’s how I learned it! Yes, it’s THAT easy and so much fun!