So this weeks crafts. The main project i've been working on is top secret as it's for a pressie, but that doesnt make a very exciting post!, so instead I will mention TwitKnitClub.!
I originally signed up to twitter to promote my etsy makes, but it has turned in to so much more!
There is a whole huge craft world out there and twitter is a great means to communicate. Whether its sharing tips, showing off makes, giving encouragement, its great to know there is a great support network out there, for what potentially can be a lonely past-time.
Once on twitter I became aware of a group called twitknitclub, this was founded by Scarlett Curtis back in May 2011. Every few months a project a is arranged and all members make something as a contribution to this project, everything from basic squares, to toys, valentines, and even charity knits for sport relief.
I am relatively new to this and have only taken part in one previously.
That was the last Knit Relief assignment, for which I actually crocheted a couple of my 'granny birdies'
Then the public were invited to bid on our items and the money was donated to charity - a brilliant idea!!
So back to the current project! This time we were split in to groups as there was so much interest. We were then to knit a square for each member in our team. Once all the various squares have been sent out then we get to sew them all together and create our very own unique scarves. How exciting to get a little package in the post and not know what it will look like, what colour or stitches or what yarn will have been used!
I've been a bit slow to get started but i've finally got my first square completed.
I decided to do a large Granny square! I chose a yarn that was not only soft and fluffy but sparkly too!
I must crack on and get the next square completed, well ok started! I think i may actually knit the next one as I haven't knitted for a while and I need to get it finished quick!