Thursday, November 8, 2012

wheres my knit at?
















i'm on the eve of my first real knitting project! weeks of knit, knit, argh, knit. knit, pearl, *hit, pearl. soon to be knit, knit, pearl, pearl, ahhh. please!. the practice runs are in use as face cloths, the best beauty product ever for someone who used to buy exfoliants before shifting to 8 dollar knitted-by-someone-else face cloths.
all the materials i've used, and indeed the wools i'm using for my first real knitting project have been op-shopped over recent weeks. i am hanging out for a knitting needle holder box thing though, so the needles don't pull at the lining on my boho reversible (op-shopped) knitting bag.  i'm rueing the one-that-got-away. wood, with a red folksy flower design that i spied, and carried around, but ultimately didn't purchase in my pre-learning to knit effort to not buy things i don't need just because they're cute restraint.
do you have a 'i can't believe i left it behind at the oppy' regret? it seems such a small negative of the proper desire to be choosy and not consumptive, but still. sigh. why?!
my you tube, library books, mother-in-law, and library craft group instructors mean this is proving a cheap hobby. but then i haven't been in an actual wool shop so far. heh. so yay to the providence that motivates and frequently strikes all op-shoppers that brought me double knit in mustard and dove grey-colours i favour and which look wonderful together. to my inspiration, all you amazing knitty orientated bloggers everywhere. and the knitted ballet slippers i was given for my birthday. and cover on that book. thank you. i know knitting gloves when we're on the cusp of summer seems a little silly, and i really ought to knit-for-the-baby, or finish some of those other on-the-go projects (further diy doll house furniture, braided rug no.2, further printed tea towels, christmas presents...) but I'm in the grip of another fad (my favourite place to be) and a likely arduous first project needs to be personally motivating.

and i'm sure i'll be even more motivated to watch myself knit if i paint my nails in pretty colours too.

wish me luck!

playing along at Our Creative Spaces


15 comments:

  1. Go you! Look forward to seeing your creations!

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  2. So you've got all the equipment, you've got the know-how (or at least technical back up!) - now get knitting, Max!
    And show us what you make. It's bound to be fab, your makes always are. xxxx

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  3. YES! Knitters are so cool! Welcome to the club! And seriously, paint your nails. Statistics prove that I do much more with my hands when they look pretty :)

    x

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  4. Well done on finally cracking it...awesome scores on the wool combo.... can't wait to see it all knitted up :)
    Oh and yes I often have those moments after the op shop and the reversal where I wondered why I bothered purchasing an item ;)

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  5. Good luck! I'm knitting today and would like to do more one day...year...decade.
    I call that op shop regret a kind of shopping anorexia - sometimes I feel all saintly and good if I see something and have the strength to put it back! Ridiculous!

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  6. YEAH well done on the knitting front - I felt the same when I finally cracked crochet - and now I go around telling people I'm bi-stitchual

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  7. Yay! Go with the fad when it strikes, that's my philosophy! You'll be knitting a hoodie in no time!!! Good luck... (Oh and good on you for crafting for yourself instead of the children.)

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  8. Have fun with it! I used to love to knit, and did heaps, but I can't any more as I get RSI, and when I see a post like this I realise I miss it.

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  9. Yarns are expensive so any you find from a drift store is worth to buy (as long as they are clean). I love knitting! I hope you start to really enjoy it too.

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  10. Good luck, I have been trying to get back to knitting and crochet the last couple of years, love your face cloths :)

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  11. Stick with it, but be warned that it is pretty addictive once you get going! Just take it slow and follow the instructions - you'll be fine!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  12. Yay to wash cloths! I must have made a gazillion wash cloths and dish cloths before I finally mustered up the courage to take on a project. You'll do marvellously!! Wishing you a Friday full of sunshine, cups of tea and knitty success.
    Steph :) x
    thisbrownwren.blogspot.com

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  13. Is there anything crafty you won't try? What's the betting, this time next year you'll be knitting matching outfits for all the family, and don't forget the dolls...they'll need wash cloths too.
    Good luck with your latest hobby - I don't think you need luck though.

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  14. I agree with Lucy, you always pick things up so quickly. Have you seen that pom-pom wool? I made a couple of scarves with that last year and it's really easy and looks like you must be way more skilful than you actually are. I love those little ballet slippers with ribbon, so pretty.
    Have a lovely weekend xx

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  15. I love the pattern for the wrist warmers, can't wait to see them. I have just learnt to knit and completed my first scarve and really really want some wrist warmers...so inspired by your good self I shall search for a pattern xx

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