If you’re trying to learn how to knit or crochet imo you should start with a large gauge yarn and try baby blankets. Large yarn goes really quick so you don’t lose your patience, and straight rows are a lot simpler than crocheting in the round. Plus, if it turns out poorly (and it will, the first like 10 things you make will be bad, and that’s ok) you can donate them to animal shelters. Shelters are ALWAYS looking for blankets, and cats don’t care if your edges are hell. Puppies don’t know if your blanket comes out more like a trapezoid. They don’t even know what trapezoids are!!

Want free yarn (and who doesn’t)? Well, here is your chance, because Lion Brand is having a Tumblr giveaway!

The prize: $50 in yarn from lionbrand.com

The rules: 

-You must be following us (@lionbrandyarn) on Tumblr.

-Open to residents of the US and Canada.

-Likes and reblogs both count as entries.

-You may reblog more than once, but don’t spam your followers. It’s rude.

-No giveaway-only blogs.

-We will use a random number generator to determine the winner. The contest will end on Friday, February 3. The winner will be notified via Tumblr message. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, another will be selected and contacted using the same methods.

Villagers are knitting jumpers for elephants to protect them from near-freezing temperatures
Elephants in India are sporting colourful woollen jumpers after villagers knitted the super-size garments to protect the animals from near-freezing temperatures. Women in a village near the Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Centre in the northern city of Mathura reportedly began producing the colourful, pyjama-like garments after staff at the centre warned temperatures were approaching sub-zero at night.

the best thing i have seen with my own two eyes