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Tuesday, 2 August 2011

I Need To Knit. Now!

I was watching TV Saturday night and had a sudden realisation, I want to knit, and I want to knit now!  (Very rock and roll!)  I didn't want to do just any type of knitting, but knitting in the round using circular needles.  I'm a beginner and haven't tackled anything like that, but suddenly I was ready, and had to do it right that minute.  What a very new and surprising sensation!  I certainly wasn't expecting that.  Only trouble was I had no circular needles.  It's 7pm on a Saturday night, but in our 24 hour society I didn't think that would be a problem.  Shops are often open till late, especially the bigger stores that you'd find in the retail parks.  So I thought.  Evidently not.  I came home disappointed.  I just needed to find something else to do till they opened on the Sunday.  I very half heartily started a lovely striped cushion cover with some Cotton DK I already had.  I was just biding my time though. 

Sunday came and I had the loveliest morning.  As it was a gorgeous sunny morning, instead of running straight to the yarn shop, I wandered round the local car boot first, and picked up some fantastic bargains, mainly clothes and books for Bella Bee, but managed to pick up that great bag in the last post.  Then on the way home I casually sauntered (practically ran) into the local large chain craft store.  I know, I know, and I usually avoid the massively overpriced, mass produced, charmless chain horror, but it was Sunday, it's local, I had the knitting itches and there was a sale on.  Humph.  So, I grabbed much wanted needles, and browsed yarn on sale, and grabbed a couple of bargains.  A bargain is bargain after all, no matter where it comes from.  I'm half way through and hope to finish quicker than I know I will.
About quarter of the way through here

So hopefully a FO coming here soon.  And for a bit of colour, if I get a wiggle on and do the very final finishing touches to the below, I should have another even sooner than that.

Peace out x


Penelope said...

Hello Kier
Thanks for commenting on my blog, nice to meet you. I've enjoyed scrolling down and reading your posts and just love the ballet cardigan you made fro your sweet Bella bee. It's brilliant for a novice, well done. Amazing how much more confidence it gives you to tackle the next project. You are a girl after my own heart with thrifting, I too love a thrift mrs blog.
I think al us yarn girls get the same urge to knit now! I knew exactly how disappointed you must of felt when you couldn't get the circular needles on the Saturday evening! ;0) xox

Sarah (Crafts From The Cwtch) said...

Hi Kier - love the crochet and can't wait to see the FO from your first go at knitting in the round.

I started knitting in Jan when I got a set of interchangeable circulars and I knit EVERYTHING on them - there are so many great patterns for one piece knitting with them that I don't look at patterns that require knitting in pieces and sewing up. I can't imagine knitting with straight needles now.

Lulu said...

i love my circs, i love knitting hats with them...
glad you found your needles..

Tickety-boo said...

thank you for your comment on my blog.
Your blog is lovely, I am so pleased to have found it. LOVE the Guinea Pigs how cute!!! love your first ta-dah and will have to check Wilkinsons in Stroud for yarn next time I'm over there.
Circs are the best I wouldn't knit on anything else now. I got a load in Lidl the other day where they had two in a pack for £1.49. You can also build up your sizes cheaply from Shaws (I think there's one in Gloucester) they do bedding and towels but also yarn, needles and hooks.
Look forward to reading more of your lovely blog!