This post is sponsored by We Are Knitters. All opinions are my own. Be sure to scroll to the bottom to enter to win a fabulous prize!
I love trying new things… Seeing new places. Eating new foods. Meeting new people. And, in case you haven’t noticed, I love creating things with my own two hands. There’s a rush and thrill – not to mention a beautiful sense of accomplishment and satisfaction – when something you made is useful or lovely. And my new chunky knit blanket satisfies all those categories.
I have never knitted before, but I have several people in my life who are very special to me who love it. Plus, I’ve been admiring chunky knit blankets this past year. So it was an easy decision when We Are Knitters asked me if I wanted to try one of their kits.
I decided to try the Udon blanket, and it arrived in an adorable brown bag that says, “All the Happiness in a Kit.” At first, I wasn’t so sure… I’m a bit of a perfectionist, and apparently I am overly confident in myself because I chose an “Easy” project rather than a “Beginner” one. I confess that at the start, at least, there were times I wished I had more instruction. But after watching the video tutorials on their site (about 15 gazillion times) and getting past the first 10 rows or so, I was hooked.
And how could you not be happy with a final product that looks like this?
The only thing better is how it feels. Seriously. This real wool is incredibly soft and luxurious.
I’ve even started a second one (the Jake blanket) using the “natural” colored wool, and I can’t help but feel like I’m petting a (very clean and not smelly!) sheep in person.
It’s so so lovely.
And the thick, chunky yarn was very forgiving. I promise that my blanket is not perfect. In fact, it was supposed to be 75 stitches (and I started with that many), but I was doing something wrong on the first 4 rows so that I ended up with 79 stitches for the rest of the blanket. Oh well. You can’t even tell, can you?
My next blanket is already coming along with less errors (funny how the practice of an entire blanket improves your skills quickly, isn’t it?).
And I admit that I’m hooked. I probably won’t knit as much as I would like because I don’t have that many chances to sit down with my 1, 3, and 5 year old children running around… But I’m excited to keep learning and practicing when I can.
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