Sunday, 25 September 2011

Day 26- Where do you keep your knitting notes

 This is my current and still my first ever knitting notebook. I got it from WH Smiths about 4 years ago and it has served me very well, below is a typical page because I usually have to write out the pattern or quite a lot of it  because I cant just work it out in my head when a pattern does the * thing  or when it says reverse stitches that's just too complicated. When I knit I like to be able to watch TV and anything that doesn't allow  re- runs of Come Dine With Me isn't not going to get knit.

Monday, 19 September 2011

Day 25- Have you ever made your own pattern or dyed your own yarn?

I always change the yarn in a pattern that I am doing or I make it easier lol, but I have never dyed my own yarn because I'm not advanced enough to warrant doing something like that but I suspect that in the future I will go into that x

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Day 24- What project would you start today?

I would say that it would have to be  owls jumper by Kate Davies I have the yarn but am already knitting a jumper which I WILL finish this year.  Here is a picture of owls:
I just love that detailing!

Friday, 16 September 2011

Day 23- Have you ever taken someone of your knit for list?

I almost took my cousin off it (before he was born ) because my aunt had promised them a hat before I offered to make one for him. However, once I saw him I just felt like he needed a Brain monster hat, like ye: Brain monster hat. Today I was a bit bored and I needed some where to store my coppers so I made a bottle bank (lol) x

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Day 22- Do you knit for friends and family

I do a lot here are some examples x I knitted this for my mum her middle name is rose so I thought it appropriate: DSCF0369 I have knit two of these for my friends babies and am about to knit 2 more: IMG00272-20110611-2014 I knit this for my dad 2009_0718julyblog0005 And I knit this for my bezzie at uni :) panda

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Day 21- What are the reactions to you knitting in public?

I have a wide variety of responses to me knitting because I am considered to be a young woman and young women in England are perceived to be mostly pregnant criminals, I am neither of these things. Some people give me a confused almost dissaproving look, others come over and ask what I am doing (what project) and some tell me about their own knitting past. I love people to come over and talk to me I don't however like it when people come over and tell me to stop knitting because of my age. I was in a charity shop once and some woman started an argument with me because she wouldn't believe that I could knit and she said that I shouldn't even if I could! To prove I can look at the picture below! Any way here is the scarf that I knitted (the very first thing that I ever knitted) and I didn't like it as a scarf I hadn't fringed it or anything so I sewed it together as a mobius strip and I now use it as a snood x Here is a picture: snood

Monday, 5 September 2011

Day20- What do like to knit to?

I usually knit in front of the TV very rarely whilst listening to music and even rarer in silence. I like the TV on mainly because it feel like there is someone else there its company. Today I spent about 20 mins trying to get the sticky things off the back of bottle caps until i gave up to look for ideas on the internet and found out that adding heat to them would have helped. If anyone wants the list of sites that I looked at feel free to mail me and I will email you them (there are 25).

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Day 19- Have you ever had a project ruined that you loved?

I haven't to be honest if my projects haven't turned out right its because I haven't done them very well, like made a mistake or sewn them up wrong. I was witness to a terrible knitting accident. I was at my knit meeting with all my lovely ladies and Mrs G was crocheting something for another member of the group and we ordered some drinks I ordered a Hot Chocolate and the waiter spilt it all over the item that she was making and all our books on the table. Needless to say we didn't see that particular waiter for quite a while in fact he's only just started to come over again x

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Day 18- Have you ever had any knitting related injuries?

I wouldn't say knitting, I usually prick myself when sewing things up cos its at the point at which I'm not concentrating. Today I did some organising as a usual knitter does I have accrued many knitting needles and sorted them out. I have a knitting app in which I can 'stash' all my needles, hooks, wool, projects, and it even works as a counter although I prefer hand tallys and pencil. Before the sort: DSCF0482 After the sort: DSCF0481