Thursday, October 20, 2011

Oh, Knitting

Miss Grace over at Grace's Garden Walk had a lovely post about knitting. It inspired me to write a little bit about knitting and include some tutorials in my post.

I love to knit. 

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I go through phases where I will knit constantly and then slack off for a little while, but I almost always have at least two projects going on at the same time (and very often more than that). 

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Right now I have about four projects in my room a more portable project in my school bag. Yes, I am the nerd sitting in the school library knitting and reading. :)

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I love sitting and letting myself fall into the rhythm of clicking needles. The smooth yarn slides through my fingers as I count stitches. I enjoy watching the knitted work grow little by little the longer I sit.


For me, knitting is not work or a chore. I knit to make things for others.


I knit because it is cheaper to make handknits than buy them.


I knit because it feels old-fashioned and feminine.


I knit because I love to be creative.


But more than all, I knit just for the pure joy of knitting.



Now, for some tutorials.

Gabby over at Ambitious Homemaker posted this lovely tutorial on her blog a little while ago. I think these bows are so sweet! Gabby also posted a crochet version of this tutorial the other day if you are a crocheter.


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Isn't this such a sweet headband?

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This little pumpkin is just perfect for autumn!

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I love these even more because they are purple. :)
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Wouldn't this idea be perfect for a yarn-lover's Christmas or birthday gift?

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Grace is also holding a lovely giveaway for knitters and crocheters here. The prizes are simply lovely!!

This post by Lizzie is simply amazing. Do yourself a favor and read it! If you do, leave her a sweet little comment letting her know you stopped by.

Do you knit or crochet?


5 comments:

  1. I wish I knew how to knit! I just learned to crochet though:)
    -Tori
    www.fashiontrendsmore.com

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  2. Knitting isn't really that hard. Grace posted some video tutorials on her post that I linked up to. I wish I could crochet. :)

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  3. Aww! You're so sweet to put a link to my blog for that blog post!! You totally made my week!! :) Thanks for being an awesome blogging friend! Your blog always is fun to read!!! :)
    God bless!

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  4. I knit!!!! And I work on two projects at one time sometimes!

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  5. @Lizzie - you're welcome! I enjoyed your post so much I just had to leave a link here. :)
    @Kathleen - It's always nice to find out that other people work on two projects at the same time, too. :)

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