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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Knit Wit.....

I discovered knitting relatively recently in my life and have to say that I rather enjoy this hobby. And I am in good company so it seems; Cameron Diaz, Geri Halliwell, Uma Thurman and Sarah J-Parker all indulge in a little yarn therapy too.

It first helped me through a bout of mild depression about 8 years ago so whenever I get out the knitting needles Mr SE does worry - but he doesn't need to. The only thing I would say is I do like variety and have 3 small projects on the go at the moment. Below photograph shows the 3 together.





This is the first one above. A scarf (that is about all I have managed to master so far!) - but done in a rib stitch - 2 plain knit stitches then 2 purl stitches along each row. I am using a lovely Rowan tweedy wool for this....




Project number two. This will be a 'snood' for darling daughter for when she goes back up to Durham University in the Autumn in UK. I have used a pure undyed wool from Jacob Sheep..... The pattern is one row plain knit stitch and one row of purl. Easy and fun.







And thirdly this one (also to be a 'snood'). It's done in Moss Stitch. One knit stitch, then one purl stitch all along the row. This is also a Rowan pure wool and I love the colours.


The weather has been cold - well I guess it is Winter here in Melbourne but it has also been rainy too - perfect weather for knitting on your day off. It's full on and busy at work with a new catalogue out and this is a good way to relax once all the household chores are out of the way (or out of sight!!) .

View below from the sitting room.







We have been nice and cosy inside today but someone has been 'hogging' the fire - see below!









Anyone else like to knit - are you an expert, or do you like to clack away for fun?













9 comments:

  1. I am hopeless at knitting. I love the things you are making though - all the wool choices are beautiful.

    Take care.

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  2. I just started knitting. After I am done making a felted bag I will be knitting a scarf. The bag is done on circular needles and find it discouraging when I find everything all twisted. The only real option...starting over.

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  3. Those yarns look beautiful. I've been tempted to take it up after seeing all of the beautiful things some of you have made. I used to sew but no longer have the space for big projects, so knitting might be just the thing.

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  4. I do like to knit for babies especially!
    I am knitting a scarf which is a faux Mobius..or Moebus it is a twisty shawl, scarf that is cozy for fall and winter. I am using Alpaca in a grey tone. I blogged about it 2 days ago.

    Like you I find it very soothing and being married to an avid hockey fan I can do this during the televised games!
    Hostess
    XO

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  5. How talented are you? I wish I could do something crafty like that.

    And your pussca looks so relaxed in front of your fire...

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  6. I love that wool AA! I have dropped a stitch and won't get it back. Think i will have a holey snood. Not good :-( XXX

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  7. and you get even more perfect sarah! i learnt to knit as a little girl but have totally forgotten. i really want to learn to sew. so many simple things that i want to be able to make for a few dollars that i just know are overpriced.

    i will definitely do some posts of my planned outfits, once i acquire all the goodies. i have having an outfit in mind but finding that i'm missing one key ingredient that i can't find. grrr

    when do you fly out? xx

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  8. am a bad knitter but find it soothing- love your choice of wool! xx

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  9. Ooh I wish I could knit - I'm rubbish at it. Knitted a dish cloth at school and it ended up looking like a very holey scarf!

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