Tuesday, 29 November 2011

My first blog post about...knitting :)


Earlier on in the year I decided I wanted to do something different, so I decided to learn how to knit.  I had learnt many years ago when i was very young through my grandmother. She started of teaching the basic and I started off knitting a scarf. I lived in another country back then, and my grandmother had come on one of her visits to see us.  But when she left she had never taught my sisters and I how to cast off.  So you can imagine me continuously knittiing this very long scarf that never really ended - i wish i had a picture lol!  After a while I'd gotten bored and stopped knitting..that unfinished scarf went in the bin lol!

So here i am now, a couple of decades later and I decided I wanted to learn again. So I went on this knitting workshop in London and learnt the basics - how to knit, purl, and cast off!  After that course I began wondering what i could make, besides a scarf and I signed up and  started looking for patterns off Raverly.  I didn't really find anything on there but I did pick up this book which i saw on Amazon which was really good, called Knitty Gritty - Knitting for the Absolute Beginner.

I read reviews off Amazon and after buying it i was amazed at how easy Aneeta Patel had made everything and i decided on my first pattern: the adorable baby booties: Here they are:

Here is bootie no 1 without being sewn up 

Booties all done!!

Since knitting the booties I've been filled with an extra boost of confidence.  Its a nice feeling you get when you actually accomplish something isn't it.

Well i think i've over blogged really.  So until next time :)  See ya!