Saturday, 28 September 2013

Where to Begin.

Welcome to my first knitting blog. To put it simply I love, love, love hand knitting. I find it completely addictive, especially at this time of year when the nights are beginning to draw in and you find your self making a serious commitment to knitting. For those of you who haven’t made the leap yet, you’ll find your mind is a whirl with patterns, yarns, YouTube videos of stitch techniques and a yearning to make anything that feels cosy and comforting.

My Tassled Cowl

The big question is where do I even begin to start? The most sensible thing to do would be to finish off all the on-going projects that are overflowing from my knitting basket, not to mention finishing the jumper that my Mum asked me to knit in August 2012 (might have even been 2011). Last month I ventured into the attic and organised my wool stash, all though leaving me with a tremendous sense of achievement, as with a 2 month old baby it was the only thing I had managed to achieve in the flat for a while (my priorities may be the next in line to organise).

The reason my projects don't get finished.

This just served to further my ever consuming habit, bringing back all those good intensions for 'this' ball of yarn and why I spent £15 on 'that' ball of yarn when there is only enough to make one sleeve. And of course for a knitter it’s not too soon to start thinking about mass production of Christmas presents. 

These were a few of last years christmas chickens (Pattern by Jacqui Turner)

I feel exhausted just putting all this into words. So I thought I would start this blog to at least unclutter my head but also to share some of my own patterns, projects and knitting tips.

Happy Knitting
Rosie x