Tuesday, 29 May 2007

OK I am finally giving in to the land of BLOG

Well I have finally decided to give up and join in the world of Blogging.

I am not really sure where to start except to say that this has been prompted by a friend who has now been blogging since March.

I have been knitting since the age of 5 when I was taught to knit by my grandmother. My mother is also an avid knitter but only learned from my grandmother when she was pregnant with me.

Projects started off small and in acrylic and at the delicate age of 7 I knitted my first sausage! OK as a brownie pack we were knitting/ creating a breakfast plate. Not the most inspiring knit I have ever done but everyone has to start somewhere.

I then progressed to various attempts at dressing mine and my sisters dolls but I do remember vividly the first time I followed a pattern when I was around 10 years old and knitted a 'hoody'; to give it its now modern term for her tiny tears doll. It was yellow! I also had to create holes to thread a cord through. It did actually look ok in the end.

Further attempts at following patterns included the good old Patons bazaar books knitting baby bootees out of six squares and stitching them up like envelopes. I must confess I still knit these now for friends as they are just the cutest with a little pom pom on the front. I will try to remember to take a picture next time I knit a pair.

As I improved I tried more complicated patterns such as fair isle sweaters etc.... confession it was for my brothers action man. I still have the pattern for that too somewhere but not sure if my brother still has the jumper!

My more recent passion is knitting socks. I knitted my first pair 18 months ago and have since got hooked. Started out with Opal sock yarn, moved onto luxury angora and hand dyed yarns and now I have just dyed my first lot ready for a pair for my son. More about those in a later entry.

I am currently knitting a child's 'hoody' that I started last year and I am hoping to finish before they grow out of it. In fact I am trying to knit both sleeves at the same time to try and speed things up a bit. I also have several other bits and pieces lying around which I am trying to finish off before starting off a new project. Problem is I start seeing all this lucious yarn.


Gabrielle said...

Welcome to the Land Of Blog! I hereby TAG you for the 8 Random Things Me-Me - you can find the instructions on my blog!

Mel said...

Oh right will have to get onto that straight away then.