Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Practising with a different kind of needle

Recently I have been playing with bigger needles, knitting needles to be exact.

I have been trying to knit since I was about 10, with several half hearted attempts at learning! This time I think I have finally cracked it.....and I am not going to stop knitting just in case I forget again :-)

I have had one little project or another on the go for the last couple of months. I started off with these socks, pretty proud of these considering my earlier knitting attempts have only resulted in a rectangular scarf!

Just finished my first ever knitted item...socks! I.love.them.so.much!! Can't wait to cast on something a little fancier next time :-) 


Pleased with my socks I knitted my little girl a cute pair of mouse mittens (truth be told I wish they were my size!)

Mouse mittens finished which means I can start back on my #medallionalong....better get dressed first though ;-)


Then I moved onto a shawl, love the drapey nature of this, I used a sock yarn and large needle and got a wonderful sized shawl from just one ball of yarn. I predict more shawls to come!

Boneyard shawl is finished! Very proud of it :-) think I'm well and truly hooked on knitting now! 

And this weekend I finished my first ever knitted garment! A cardigan for my youngest  There are a few mistakes on the lace placket on the front, but I really don't care! It is a cardi, looks like a cardi and wears like a cardi and I honestly cant really believe I managed to knit it!

Cascade Cardi Finished

I used some of my Nannie buttons to finish it off and the new owner has already worn it, in fact she put it on the minute it came off the needles!

Cascade Cardi

I have already cast on some armwarmers, to keep me warm whilst sewing, must keep knitting, I wouldn't want to forget this new skill :-)

13 comments:

Sarah said...

Oh well done missus!

Suvi said...

Well done! I see you didn't exactly start from the easiest ever pattern either, hehee!

Charlotte said...

I'm most impressed!

Flying Blind... said...

Oh I am so impressed!!! Don't stop xxx

Cindy said...

Well done! The cardi is fab and the mouse mittens the cutest little things ever. Fab!

Katy Cameron said...

Oh wow, go you! My mum knits for me, she's apparently nearly finished the back of my cardi ;o)

Nat at Made in Home said...

So impressed! Love the mittens!

Di said...

My goodness you have turned into a fiendish knitter! Lovely makes. Di x

Sarah said...

Clever girl! The knitting look great. I love the shawl.

Archie the wonder dog said...

Wow!!

Liz DandeliondD said...

Fantastic yarny items.
I wish those mittens were my size too.

Nicky said...

Emily well done - have you become a knit nut then?

Indianna said...

Very impressive....the shawl is a fantastic colour.