I learnt to knit as a child but recently decided to resurrect the skill and its quite sad but I am really enjoying it. So far I have made: hat, scarf and mittens, although the hat turned out a bit small because I used the wrong sized needles – it was for a 4 year old, luckily I also have a 1 year old who it fitted perfectly! Oo and I also made a dress for a Dora the explorer doll and a hooded jacket for a friends baby.

Last weekend I had a bit of a session on ebay trying to but some wool or yarn as the knitters seem to refer to it. I went a bit mad in the end. It started off with me losing a couple of bids – who’d have thought bidding for yarn was so competitive? I got very annoyed as I had already virtually knitted at least 3 items with some nicely colour coordinated yarn. Then I got carried away and by Monday I had won 8 lots, which added up to quite a lot of money and quite a lot of yarn. Not a lot I could do about it by then so I have now filled the bottom of my wardrobe with more balls of wool than I know what to do with!

I started knitting the first jumper yesterday…