03 May 2012

Baby knits and crochet

Starting a new project.. #babyknit

A few weeks ago I started this (way to advanced for me) baby knit and I have almost finished my second one now. When I learnt how to crochet I thought I would never knit again because I found crochet so much easier than knitting, although I think that was just because I could only knit scarves and had no idea how to read a pattern (or increase, or decrease or do anything really).

Tom's mum was very patient with me when we were up at the farm a few weeks ago and taught me how read this pattern and taught me all the stitches I need to know. (The pattern is from Debbie Bliss baby knits).

I have had a few people ask me what is the best way to learn how to knit or crochet and other than having someone sit next to you and teach you, I found the best way to learn is by watching a tutorial on you tube. There are thousands of tutorials and many are made for the absolute beginner.

I also have quite a bit of time to sit and practice at the moment!


Amanda said...

Nothing like hand-knitted or crocheted pieces from soft baby wool for bubs. I have a few pieces for Sophie here, one of which was a cardigan of mine when I was a baby. Unfortunately, I haven't made any myself... it's on my list of 'must dos one day' x

Lillie said...

Ah, I know the grass is always greener etc., but i am a wee bit jealous. wish I had some knitting time this week! Still, at least it's finally getting cool enough to at least think about wearing wool in Perth!

Emma Steendam said...

My husband and I are thinking of having a baby in the next 12-18 months, not soon, but it's on the radar more than ever before. At the moment all I can think about is 'oh my god, I always set the mark of when I would be able to competently knit and crochet by when we would have a baby!' haha So, I am going to get my skates on. Crocheting, getting there but am finding it tricky to do 'in the round' things like granny squares and beanies (and these are meant to be easy?!) I find it easiest to just do single crochet blocks, or baby blankets like the striped one you did. Knitting however is another mountain to climb...I have a bit of time on my hands this year too as we are traveling around Australia - so this is the year!

Anonymous said...

I was the same Katie. When I learnt how to hook last year I didn't pick up my sticks for months...have only just recently gotten back into knitting and have been reminded of just how much I love it :)

Anonymous said...

oh if only i had the time to learn . . .. .I look forward to seeing the finished product

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