You might remember Sandra. She shared with us her knitting tips as a beginner - and how cleverly arranged butterflies, buttons and sequins could cover some of life's little mistakes.
Well Sandra sent me a little update and this photo of her latest hats. Here's what she told us:
"After my first two hats (made with my mother-in-law’s assistance), I felt ready to start knitting them by myself. I made my first hats a little longer than the suggested size, so that I could fold over the bottom and create a bit of a shape. The result was not bad, but a bit on the bland side.
The trouble with being able to do just one stitch (knit) is that it’s pretty impossible to do any patterns... That’s when I had a super idea. If all I could knit were plain little hats, I’d get some colourful wool – and they’d be boring no longer. It worked a treat... until the novelty wore off, that was.
Then I remembered the leftover silver string bought last Xmas. It was a bit thin so I made a new special “wool” by knitting both silver and a normal string together. The outcome was shiny. But I needed a longer lasting fix. After a blitz through the house, I managed to get enough ribbons, buttons, beads and etceteras to keep me entertained."