Snood for good – My first knitting project.

Well, proud isn’t even the half of it. I’m so chuffed with myself it’s unreal. You would never know I actually went to college and studied textiles and fashion…
I’ve done a bit of knitting here and there but never been able to complete a project due to the lack of ‘casting off’ knowledge. I have been known to stick knitting samples in my sketchbook, still on the needles…
So when my good friend lostinknit hosted a ‘knit a snood’ workshop for bettaknit, I couldn’t say no!
We went to ‘beans’ in olney, which is a lovely cafΓ© situated in the high street. We managed to bag a quiet little corner, away from the hustle and bustle of the shoppers and they even put on a great deal for us on tea and cake! BONUS!

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Lostinknit handed out our snood kits, which included some needles, instructions, and the nicest wool ive ever felt! So soft and fluffy!

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With a little bumpy start we got going and that was it… I was in the zone. Powering through as if my life depended on it!

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I got to the end of my yarn that night and had to down needles… it wasn’t long enough for me, as I like to double wrap my snoods and payday was long away… the darkness drew in… and my knitting was discarded….
FINALLY payday arrived! And I ordered an extra ball which arrived from sunny Italy within a matter of days! I dusted off those needles and got right back on it. I noticed the latest packaging I had recieved had a graphic printed on the front saying ‘Yarn is cheaper than therapy’ and you know what… so true! After a black cloud had followed me around at the weekend, my knitting really helped fight the negative feelings. As lame as that sounds… I could just focus on my snood and forget everything.

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Then drama struck once again! I’d lost my instructions!  After a panic, YouTube came to the rescue and I finished the job! I’ve never been more proud of myself, my first finished snood. That I can actually wear with pride.

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I’m looking forward to the next workshop and the next ‘therapy’ session! Thank you lostinknit and bettaknit! 

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