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Saturday, 30 January 2016

Knitting





It's funny how it all comes back to you even though it's been a good thirty years since I last picked up a pair of knitting needles. It's like riding a bike - you don't forget.

And what started me back on this? Well basically I'm going away for a few days with some friends and we're staying somewhere where there's practically no wifi. My friend said she was going to take some knitting with her and I thought I'll take some books to read, but then I thought, knitting sounds like more fun. I want to play!

So I picked myself up a big ball of chunky wool in the brightest cheery pink I could find from a little local shop and pair of knitting needles (after being guided as to the size) and set to with a little help from a couple of video tutorials from Wool and the Gang. 

And it all came flooding back. 

So currently, I'm just playing with my ball of pink wool and maybe it might turn in to something and then again, it might not. But basically it's just the starting point and it should eventually lead to this ...




I've ordered my Wool & The Gang Whistler scarf kit whilst their January sale is on to take on my mini break but hurry hurry if you want to do this ... it ends tomorrow at midnight!



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Last Note :
  • It's very therapeutic and it's nice to be doing something other than flicking through Instagram.
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12 comments:

  1. It does all come back! My 10yr old has just discovered knitting and so I have been helping her (and rescuing the odd dropped stitch) perhaps I should do some myself... I agree, it is very therapeutic and satisfying. Love the pink wool.

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    1. I've been knitting and pulling it apart and trying out different stitches to see what I could remember - some little mistakes have put me on the right track but it has been fun to pick it up again. I've quite enjoyed it.

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  2. I've always been a knitter - on and off - but my problem is that it tends to be more about the process than the finished project for me. I am ashamed to say I have some beautiful Rowan projects that are sitting unworn in a cupboard somewhere, but they were very therapeutic to knit! Ive noticed there's been a bit of buzz lately around Wool and the Gang - I must check them out. That pink is amazing, and a scarf is the perfect way to get your colour fix! Good luck going wifi-free ;-b xx

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    1. You know, I wouldn't have had you down as a knitting mama but you sound like you actually know what you're doing. I never got beyond knitting half a scarf - my attempts were thwarted by my big sis who was always up in arms about my "tension". This is the same sister who used to stand over me in the kitchen when I tried to cook - no wonder I microwaved for about 10 years after I left home.

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    2. Well I wouldn't go so far as to say I know what I'm doing - there's been a lot of what my grandma used to call 'cabbage stitch' along the way! There's nothing so disheartening as discovering a dropped stitch ten rows back and having to undo the lot!!

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  3. That pink is just gorgeous Sue! Might have to give my mum a little knitting project to do, the scarf looks like it's going to be amazing! xx

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    1. It's so cheery is that pink - a mix of raspberry shades in there too. I found two balls of it and it's nice chunky stuff to make it a little easier. I think it might be a good idea to give your mum a little project - keep her out of trouble!

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  4. I would love to start knitting...But as always it's finding the time! A few quiet days away sounds a perfect retreat, and a great excuse to take up the needles Sue!
    Have a lovely break, and I cant wait to see the end result!
    Helen xx

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    1. Well I actually have lots and lots to do and I have just found another thing to help with the procrastination. I get so easily distracted.

      And I'm hoping this knitting kit turns out okay for me - I need it as nice and simple as it comes.

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  5. A great choice! Love that stitch in the Crazy Sexy Wool. Can't wait to see your Whistler scarf :) x

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    1. It's the Fisherman's rib stitch according to the Wool and the Gang site. I actually did this stitch the other day but purely by accident when I was messing around. See, people really can learn from their mistakes!

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  6. I love that colour you picked. I wish I knew how to knit. Or sew. I have been toying with the idea of going to classes. Sewing classes that is.

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