Written by Emily
It’s do it yourself week here at Fine Linen and Purple (in case you haven’t noticed). While I’m not as awesome at sewing as Dwija or make my own makeup like Magdalen, I still do happen to make some of my own things every so often (by that I mean rarely now because I’m so busy!)
There was this one time where I was absolutely obsessed with knitting. Can I just say that I made at least 4 scarves a winter?
While I can’t exactly teach you how to knit in a blog post, I will link you with some helpful pages online! (Here, here, and here) Starting out small with scarves is the way to go (in my opinion). You can begin with a normal knit stitch, then purl stitch, then move on to the more difficult stitches (such as cable, basketweave, and many others)! I started to make a baby blanket, but by the time I was half-way done those babies were 2! I still enjoy knitting, but I only limit it to when I’m watching TV (which often isn’t very much anymore!) I’m hoping someday to learn how to make hats.
There may or may not be a guest post later with more about knitting
This is my drop stitch scarf! Super stylish, I know
One of my other favorite things to do is cross-stitch. I know I know,
it’s not fashion. But it’s still fun! There’s kits available at Hobby Lobby, Michaels, even Walmart! This is a hobby that is extremely easy to take up and is relatively cheap. And then you get some really cute things to put on your wall or dresser!
This was actually a cross-stitch I’m in the middle of working on. It’s relatively small, but it takes some time to get it done. The thing with cross-stitch is that it is extremely time-consuming. But once you’re done, it looks great! And it’s a nice gift too if you enjoy that sort of thing
Knitting and cross-stitching are just two of my “DIY” hobbies. I tried crocheting a while back but definitely thought knitting was easier (my aunt who taught me how to knit thinks crocheting is easier. To each their own!) But I think these hobbies are a great thing to do while sitting and otherwise doing nothing. Plus, you get a pretty cute scarf or piece of artwork out of it.
What are some of the DIY hobbies you have?