My niece is obsessed with flowers and bows so I am a little inspired to attempt some basic bows and flowers. Upon browsing the web, I have found some fellow knitters and crafters who share these great inspirations and DIY’s.
Source: DIY Knit Bow and Neck Warmer
This is absolutely gorgeous and looks pretty simple. I better start knitting because I can see myself wearing this bow and neck warmer in the winter.
Source: How to Knit Flowers
I can see these simply flowers as accents on baby clothing or as hair clips.
When I think of Fall,I think of pumpkins and since I am into knitting these days I’ve been thinking of seasonal crafts. Here are a few of my favorite pumpkin Knit crafts. I really hope to make some of these beautiful items pretty soon.
Luscious Little Pumpkin Pattern
You will find a link to the pattern for this pumpkin beauty by clicking on the source link
Pumpkin Knit Newborn Hat
ETSY also has a similar baby image. It is a wonderful site where crafters can open a store to monetize their talents.
Stay tuned, I will be posting more as the holidays progress.
While there are other knitting stitches, I’ve found myself using the Knit Stitch and the Purl Stitch more than others. You may not be able to tell from the pictures, but I am alternating between the two. First I started off with just the knit stitch since it was the first one I learned. However I found that I had a hard time with the way I had to hold the needle. So, I took that as an opportunity to learn another stitch – hence the purl. The Purl stitch worked great for me, the position of the needles were not as awkward and I moved a lot faster.
Just like the comfort-ability of the needle size, how comfortable you are with a particular stitch all depends on the user.
A short list of knitting stitches (some these are really pretty):
I recently came across this youtube video of one of the many “knitting conventions” – who knew? On the other hand, why wouldn’t there be a convention for knitters? There is one for everything else! This one is called Stitches Midwest Convention, but I’m sure they are in other areas too.
Someone mentioned in a comment that I should consider taking a class, suprisingly I never thought about doing that – with so much info on the internet. However, it’s a good idea. I’ve had questions that would be easier to answer had there been some one to actually ask. So, I found a couple places in my area that I may consider checking out:
Whole Nine Yards
Cast-on Cottage & Needle Point
Strings & Strands
All these places look so fun and colorful…
As a beginner it was hard to anticipate a timeline for completing my first knitting project. With my school schedule and all, it’s taken me a month to make half off a scarf. While the progress looks grim, on the flip side, I’VE COMPLETE HALF OF A SCARF 🙂 . I think from now on, i’m going to set aside time each week to complete a few rows, because it feels great when you can see your progress. While my time will not permit me to make all my family members scarfs for Christmas (as i promised – sorry guys), at-least i’ll have one for myself :).
As I looked around for other blogs of the same content, I came across a few that were really motivational. Not because they had encouraging words plastered all over, but because their work were so beautiful. I don’t know how much time they spend on these projects, but….My favorite so far is a blog titles “knitting to stay sane” Take a look!