Nope, not a book, nor a maternity dress.....
Karen's snood has inspired many a sewers to try their hand at knitting.....yours truly included. Earlier this year I tried my hand at knitting, failed miserably, and settled into crochet. My efforts there were more successful (only just), as I managed to make this and this.
So after seeing this lovely pink number from Pincushion Treats, I decided to go out and buy some yarn. Yarn in the bag, I still did not start knitting. It took seeing Jane's version to get me knitting the first 5 rows. Then I promptly cast it aside. The final kick came when i saw Marie's version. At this point I was salivating really badly at all the lovely snoods slowly creeping up around my fave blogs. So I decided enough was enough, and decided to go for it.
|Ignore the fingernails please!!|
I used turquoise Sirdar Big Softie, following Karen's lead, and boy do I love it. Following the pattern from the Guardian's website, I bought 200g and used size 12mm needles. I ended up using only 100g of the yarn, much to my annoyance. That soon turned into a positive thing though, because I decided to try my hand at knitting a hat as well. I used this free pattern from the Guardian.
I am really happy with the outcome of my knitting efforts. I now know how to do this (not very well yet mind you):
- Cast on
- Knit stitch
- Purl stitch
- Stocking stitich
- Knit two together (K2tog)
- Purl two together (P2tog)
- Mattress Stitch
- Slip, slip, knit (Ssk)
- Cast off
Not bad aye?
Needless to say, I can't stop smiling.....
|Can you notice my "Baby on Board badge?"|
Mr.Dibs mentioned in passing he needed a new scarf. I just might go yarn shopping this week. Gosh!! This could get so addictive. Does anyone know of any nice yarn I could use to knit him a scarf. Left to my own devices, I'm positive he will be spotting a very angry yellow scarf all winter.
Enjoy your week everyone!!