Thursday, 16 April 2009

Knit-Wit


I'm about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. I'm going to learn to knit. While I do know how to knit, I don't know how to cast on (my Mum and sister have always got me started). I am a very talented knitter - I can go from starting with 30 stitches, and wind up with 61. Takes a talent, kind of like making something out of nothing, right?

So this weekend, I'm going to learn to knit. Well start to learn how to knit. Good and proper. So I can make more than a scarf (that gets thicker as the knitting continues).

And how good is this? I won a super good giveaway on Knot Sew Crafty (that Alexis sure knows how to put together a kicking fun-pack - will you marry me?) - and what should arrive as part of the goodies? Two balls of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran. Delicious!

And speaking of winners, three winners have been drawn for the Georgie Love Bouncin' Birthday giveaway by the random number generator. I can't do screen grabs, but here are the lucky punters:

- JessicaNeale

Please email me with your addresses and I will post your prizes out ASAP! I will have the Doctor randomly draw the prizes out lucky dip stylie.

11 comments:

chunkychooky (Cath) said...

good on you - I have no patience for it myself- I just end up swearing a lot- but I do love to crochet.

Kim said...

There are some good knitting lessons to be found on YouTube but it's always nice to see someone doing it in real life so that you can ask questions! Good Luck! I am sure you will be a pro very soon!

mama mogantosh said...

http://down---to---earth.blogspot.com/2008/11/twirling-yarn-around-knitting-needles.html

This site has a great knitted-dishcloth pattern for novice knitters - I have your disease too, but my rows get smaller and tighter until everything I try to knit is a sort of mongy triangle.

Good luck!

Amber said...

Go girl,
I am the same, i can knit but cannot cast on or off. I have always got my mum or nan (who has know passed away) to do it for me. These small things we take for granted and then one day realise i need to do this for myself. Good luck...xx

sarahau said...

Good luck with the knitting!!!!

Stacey said...

I have some knitting work sheets and needles left over from my Stitches and Craft Show gig. If you email me with your address I'll send them to you.

Georgie Love said...

Awesome! That's my next adventure. Once you learn, you can teach me via correspondence and good wishes. Uhhuh, that's the best way.

Ellieboo said...

Good luck with the knitting....now the weather is getting colder I suddenly have the urge to do a little knitting myself.

Dick and Dora said...

Hello! I've only just found you, and reading through, I was very excited to find some familiar looking bits and pieces ... I hope the recipients love wearing them as much as I love making them. I'll be back.

Christina Lowry said...

Oh noooo, I totally missed out on your give away... slack woman that I am. But I am having a give away, and you can enter if you like.

I wish I had some one to teach me how to knit properly! I can knit scarves and I am trying to get youtube to teach me how to increase and decrease! :)

handmade romance said...

YAY to new skills!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving some lovely comments on my blog too.

Happy knitting x