Sunday, 5 April 2009

Knitting !!! learning a new craft...

Hi everyone, I have been such a bad blogger of late. Its so long since my last post.....I just wanted to drop in and let you know I am still around before I go away for two weeks on the 15th April to Luxor Egypt!!! I cant wait.... we have been before but it never gets old!

Does anyone remember me saying I wanted to learn to knit? Last year I got a few books and tried to learn myself but it didn't happen, this year I am doing a lot better! lol

I have a friend who loves to knit and she offered to teach me and another lady, so we have met up for tea, nibbles lots of chatter and some knitting! Joan gave me some needles as she has many spare and a small ball of wool and we began with the knit stitch. I have done basic knitting as a child with my grandma, but its a long time ago.

Another thing which I didn't have last year was YOU TUBE. It has many beginner videos of knitting, how to cast on, knit, purl, and many more go check out the links if you fancy learning too!

So armed with my new found skill and a want to create anything! lol I went to my local wool shop and came home with these gorgeous wools........ oh and some more needles!

Enjoy the knitting basics video...

If you already knit or want some amazing FREE PATTERNS visit this web site!

I am going to begin with this dishcloth pattern to practice the stitches, Knit and Purl. I have noticed dish cloths seem to be the simpler projects! Although I think

I am going to practice the stitches some more before I start the cloth.

and a link to many, many more dish cloths!

And here is my knitting! With my fav teddy 'Toffee'. All knit stitches, I said it would have to be a coaster, but I may try make it into a mobile phone pouch.
Hope you all have a wonderful week, see you again soon!
Priscilla x

Books I have read and enjoyed

I am counting down..