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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Learnt something new and a present finished....

I am so proud - I was beaming from ear to ear last night despite the lack of enthusiasm from my husband LOL 
For the first time I sat down and taught myself to knit in the round!!!! I learnt how to join without the gap and at the same time I taught myself how to knit continental style as well. Figured I may as well make my session harder and learn two things at once hehe - I originally learnt to knit the English was with the working yarn in my right hand, quite slow going hence why I decided to switch....I'm still not speedy but it is fabulous going!!!

Here is the start - I'm testing a pattern for a bunnie beanie






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And on the other side I finished this gorgeous scarf for my sister in law :)
Another test pattern ( pattern here CINTA...shawl/wrap/scarf) that I did in cotton thread.
I love how it turned out.

6 comments:

Zoobeedoobee said...

Love your cleverness I wonder if that is why I don't like knitting because I learn't the English way?

Kristie said...

Could be hon :)
The english way is so cumbersome compared to the continental

TypsTatting said...

You have done well, I still knit the English way! Maybe I should give it a go!

LongStoryShortCrafts said...

Congratulations on knitting in a round - it's very difficult and I've yet to really get the hang of it. And - I love the scarve - what a beautiful pattern! Just stunning!

Kristie said...

Thanx so much :)

Tink's Spin said...

goddy for you , i have been knitting for many years and I am afraid to try it looks to hard, now i think i will at least try it. thanks ,, i am sure i know how you feel