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!


  1. Booties are gooooorgeous my dear! Love the yarn choice, just the perfect shade of pink! ;)

    Great that you've started a knitting blog, I will be stalking it daily! x

  2. Hi there

    Your meetup profile with blog address on it brought me here, I love knitting and crochet, nice to see other pals there with same passion. I am new to crafts and just started my bog. Follow me on if you like, and feel free to leave advice for the stuff I made, I appreciate the comment


    1. Hi Laura! Sorry for the late reply to this message. I have been a bit absent in the last year (update in my latest blog post). I will also check out your blog. Feel free to leave some advice for me too :)