Saturday, 5 March 2011


I've been wanting to learn to knit something other than a scarf for a while. I know I've done socks and of course the wonderful Jayne hat, but the socks required much hand-holding from a set of youtube videos, and the hat was super simple. So I figured the best way to do this was to buy a beginners book. I bought Knitty Gritty and a couple others which I might mention when I use them properly. It really is for the absolute beginner, which although I'm not an absolute beginner it was reassuring to know I was doing it right. I like how this book is put together, it teaches you something new, then gives you a project to practice on. I skipped the first project as it was a basic scarf to practice tension. I have excellent tension thank you very much, from the countless scarves I've made. The second project was a pair of baby booties! Lucky for me, my mum's friend is expecting in about 2 months, so my hard work won't go to waste :) Even if I had no one to give them to, I would have made them anyway as its good practice at following patterns which is my biggest weakness.
Here they are:
Yes, its a girl!! Aren't they cute?! I'm really proud of them, even though the book provides extra explanation for the pattern, I still did it :) The little rosette/flower thing is another project from Knitty Gritty. Perfect for a little decoration.
I've started the third project, which is a zig-zag scarf to practice decreasing and increasing. It's turning out pretty cute, as I decided to stripe it too.
More later!
Jellybean x

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