I’ve got to admit, our crafty contributor Meredith has me totally longing to learn how to knit (have you seen this Fox Hat we recently featured? Ahh!) I’ve tried to learn a couple times and haven’t had any success.
Now I feel like anyone who knows how to do it will tell me how easy it is, but that hasn’t been the case for me. And right now I’m totally occupied doing a million other things, I don’t have the time to invest in trying to tackle a new project (again. because I’ve tried before with no luck!).
But cold weather is coming in, and I reaally want to knit! So what’s a girl to do? I was recently given an opportunity to sample the The Knit’s Cool™ Knitting Studio. With the Knit’s Cool Studio, you can easily design your favorite fashions – think scarves, boho headbands, cute purses and more.
This made our 2015 Holiday Gift Guide list because it really does what it promises. If you’re totally clueless about how to knit (me! me!) you can still make some cute little accessories!
I’m going to be totally honest: I wasn’t sure about it at first. The kit is designed for kids but I wanted to master it before I gave it to the littles. I was getting frustrated trying to wing it, but the online videos were easy to follow and I figured it out within minutes of watching them. So.. I guess the moral of the story is follow the directions and you’ll be just fine! After I made a scarf I gave it to my girls to try. Just to note: it’s recommended for ages 8+. In these pictures my 5 year old is doing it successfully. I love learning new skills and doing legit knitting is definitely on our list, but for now this is a great project to keep them entertained and interested. They are so interested in this that we’re actually getting ready right now (as I’m typing this blog post) to run to the store to buy more yarn! I’m going to take them to the craft store and let each child pick the yarn that they want, then they can use the The Knit’s Cool™ Knitting Studio to make scarves and accessories that the girls can gift to other people!
With Christmas just around the corner of course we have gift giving on our minds, but there’s something else too. I think it’s also a great opportunity to teach them about charities. They don’t know it yet, but I’m going to see if our local hospital takes donations for baby hats or if the women’s shelter could use some scarves. Then before the holidays are over the children can each make something to give to someone in need. And best of all, they can do this entirely on their own, they can see how good it feels to do something kind for another person.
Talk to me! Do you know any great organizations where we can donate some beautiful knit goods to? I’d love to hear about it! Leave me a comment and let me know! I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.