Slow Crafting - The knitting edition

The last couple of weeks I have been hanging out for these school holidays just so I could have some time to go shopping for wool and patterns.

I am not much of a knitter but I have recently become obsessed intrigued with The Story Book Rabbit instagram account of the most beautiful cardigan collection. I reeeeeally want to own such a collection. The Story Book Rabbit wears the cutest outfits that I am generally in awe of, I just love her style. However these cardigans have ignited within me a passion to knit, knit and knit some more until I have a collection of cardigans with amazing animal motifs.

I trawled the internet for basic cardigan and animal motif patterns with the passion of a zombie lusting after fresh brain (or whatever it is they lust after). I had very little luck finding the right patterns. I tried Pintrest - Ravelry and many Goggle searches. I have a feeling I am going to have to do this on my own without a proper pattern to follow.

I went to spotty and bought up on wool in a lovely and convenient sale they had on. I found a basic pattern book with the intention of finding the motifs to place in as I go. I also got into a thrift store and found some more basic patterns and some limited motif guides. I think I may even have to get some graph paper and make up my own animal motifs. If anyone knows of other places I should be looking then please feel free to point me in the right direction.

As I said I am not much of a knitter but I think with a lot of time and persistance I can do this. Please do not expect me to post a picture of a finished garment in the near future, this is well and truly going to be 'slow crafting'.

So here I go, wish me luck.

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Michelle Walker is a Tasmanian born creative. An Artist for life, Visual Arts Teacher, Graphic Designer, Photographer, Hairdresser by trade and mother to two beautiful children.