Thanks to Nuffnang and Spotlight
As you may be aware I’m a lover of sewing and craft. I’ve enjoyed making things since I was a child, starting with knitting at the age of 7 and moving onto my first sewing machine when I was 10. In fact during my teen years I made almost all my clothes.
These days I don’t have as much time to sew, but I do still get some cathartic crafting time making jewellery and I get most of my supplies from my local Spotlight store though you can also buy all your supplies online as well.
I was delighted to receive some goody bags from Spotlight jam packed full with fabrics, yarn plus kids activities.
They have provided me with some balls of wool and some of their new Flinders and Mornington cotton range to play with and I’m teaching my daughter to knit so I’m sure she will enjoy turning these yarns into something, plus I think that she’ll have fun with the French Knitter too (when I was a kid we made them from some nails and a wooden cotton reel – how times have moved on).
Recently my knitting adventures involved some Spotlight Moda Vera Yana Alpaca blend wool and turned into this scarf with sleeves.
I decided to turn the Moda Vera Mini yarn into some gauntlets for my daughter, the pattern is in one of the Yarn Projects book that came with the wool in my goody bag. She’s loving them as it’s a cold winter here this year and they only took a couple of evenings knitting in front of the TV to finish!
How to Knit the Gauntlets
- 8ply wool
- Size 4 needles
- This required only 34 stitches knitting garter stitch until you reach your desired length. The size is ideal for a 9 – 14yo.
- Sew up the two long edges leaving an opening for the thumb.
That’s it – how simple is that?
The bags also included some great fabrics – I chose fabrics in blue, which is one of my signature colours and I think I’ll definitely be making a skirt or two and maybe even a dress. Expect to see them featured here on the blog some time in the future!
Plus a stash of Get Creative project magazines which I want to give away to you my lovely readers.
Just leave me a comment (open to Australian readers only) and tell me about what kind of creative projects you enjoy.