Is it just too boring lying on a sun-drenched white sandy beach all day doing nothing? No? Ok cool, stop reading this, close your eyes and relax.
But, if you get fidgety and you’ve read all the holiday romances you can stomach for now, have a stab at knitting!
Not only is knitting one of the most relaxing hobbies you can have, it’s also creative and practical and could conceivably solve the Christmas present list this year – sorry didn’t mean to use the dreaded C word before summer’s really got going, but hey, it’s not a bad idea if you think about it…..
Had a think? Get onto youtube or get an obliging friend or relative to show you the basics – it’s really not rocket science – and off you go. If you can’t beg borrow or steal the yarn and needles you need, a very small financial outlay may be necessary – but really we are talking affordable here – even for me!
Don’t be put off by thinking you have to knit a scarf… strange how we often assume that …. There are plenty of fun designs out there for beginners. Check out Etsy or pop into your local knitting shop (yes, they tend to be few and far between these days, but if you find one support it by shopping there if you can).
I’ve put together some simple patterns – listed here. You can choose from a couple of different suppliers, download them straight away and get those needles clicking instantly!