My Mum is a great great knitter, I wish some of it had rubbed off on me, but for some reason I just can't get the hang of it, I think because I have the inability to read a pattern! I can crochet but only if I invent something myself, same as sewing, I cannot for the life of me read a pattern!
Mum knitted this gorgeous beanie for me (although I will never look that gorgeous in it!), this picture has come from here
I just love the twoandsix blog so many beautiful things, do yourself a favour and check it out. I'm going to crochet myself this beautiful wrap next.