Monday, 5 January 2009

New Year - New Skills

I have been wanting to try my hand at knitting for some time now. In fact I have owned the Rowan book for about two years. A lack of confidence and the fact that the balls of wool were £6.50 each (!) had made me reluctant to buy the wool and have a go. But I bit the bullet and bought the two balls of wool needed and huge 20mm knitting needles.

The plan is for me to knit a collar /capelt type thing. Well, that's the plan anyway. I have made a start and found that the needles are very large and quite unwieldy, but I am perservering. If for no other reason that the wool was so expensive!

I did have a photo of the book and the wool etc all ready to go, but Blogger is playing up and won't let me upload them - sorry! I'll try another day.

The only photo it will let me upload is that of some books I bought on my charity shop trawls. Fluffy chick lit for 30p each. And they are sitting on a polka dot scarf that I couldn't resist.

No doubt I will be back with my knitting saga and asking for some help along the way! Wish me luck ............


11 comments:

tam said...

Good luck with that lil project! My grammy taught me to knitt when I was a little girl but I didnt keep it up and have forgotten how. Hoping someday I can find someone who mill teach me.
Looking forward to seeing the finished project!
~Tam:D

. said...

Looks like the years is begining well. I can't wait to see some things knitted.

Alfazema

Tracy x said...

hey you x
take a peek over at Dragon Yarns - they have some rather nice yarns at quite good prices x
hope that you are well?
must catch up soon - lovely to see you blogging again - we have missed you :)
take care
t x

Primrose Hill said...

Hello you, Happy New Year to you! Have just sent you a little e-mail to say hello and catch up.
Good for you on the knitting front. I was hoping to get into knitting over the hols after doing our knitting course in the autumn, but I've never managed it yet! Hopefully Karen will come and do a refresher course with me one afternoon if I bribe her with lots of tea and cake!
Good to see you back blogging again.
Take care,

L xxxx

Janette said...

Hi, hope you do well with your knitting. My mum taught me to knit when I was little but I;ve never been that good at it. I taught myself to crochet following vids on U tube and have found it much easier and more relaxing. If you struggle with the patterns in the book it might be worth looking on U Tube for some step by step stuff???

have fun
x

Ragged Roses said...

Happy New Year Samantha to you and all your gorgeous boys!!! Good luck with the knitting, you're a brave woamn, I just can't do it!!!!!! Love that polka dot scarf, you always seem to find the best things! Take care, keep warm
Kimx

Wild Rose said...

Hi Samantha,

I wish I lived close enough to give you some help with your knitting!

Happy New Year!

Marie x

saraeden said...

Happy New Year !!

I hope the knitting goes well i am wanting to learn to crochet !!!

Sara x

Rosie said...

Good for you, knitting is so relaxing... well it might not be for you at the moment, but it will be - promise!
Happy New Year to you.
Rosie

GigerVamp said...

Hi Samantha, Happy New Year!

My nan taught me to knit when I was little but I've never really got on very well with it, so now I'm learning to crochet. Made 3 scarves and 2 granny squares so far! I'm finding crochet much easier.

Good luck with your knitting. :)

Jools x

Leslie said...

Good Luck with the knitting. A friend taught me about a year ago and I was so clumsy with the needles I almost gave up. I love knitting now. Try Amazon.com: Teach Yourself Visually Knitting (Teach Yourself Visually): Sharon Turner: Books. The pictures help alot.