So my Mom and I were sorting through old boxes earlier and we found a bunch of my Grandmother’s knitting patterns. Some were dating back to 1958. There was even a pattern for a Golliwog. We found some projects that she was half way through and some handwritten notes on the patterns. It was lovely to see, especially as I never knew my grandma. And the number of really dodgy 80s patterns that were in the mix was awesome :). Might actually have a go at knitting some of it! Some of the most garish jumpers I’ve ever seen but they could easily be adapted with different wool :D.

Update.

Hi guys.

I just want to apologise for the lack of posting lately. I’ve been working a ridiculous number of hours at work and have been training to work in the post office on top of my normal job. I’ve also been desperately trying to complete my college course, which I complete on Tuesday.

To make a long story short you can expect me to start posting regularly again from September onwards.

I can’t tell you how excited I am to get back into updating this blog and posting all the knitting related loveliness that I possibly can :).

So yeah, thank you for sticking with me and I will see you all very, very soon!!!

Must resist!

Ok so a rather cute guy walking his dog just walked past my window in the most gorgeous fair ilse sweater and I really had to resist the urge not to run out and rip it off him in order to replicate the pattern. Damn my love of jumpers!!

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Wooden / Bamboo Needles

I love how wooden or bamboo needles look. They are very aesthetically pleasing, especially rosewood needles, but my god are they a bitch to knit with. Seriously, sooo not worth it. I’ve tried using bamboo needles and the wool just snagged and it was hard to move the stitches. I don’t get the benefits of them and yet loads of people seem to love them. Can someone please explain this to me?

Ravelry

Hello my lovely followers and anyone else reading this post :-).

I want to follow more of you on Ravelry and have a nose at the gorgeous things you’re all making so yeah just reply, reblog or message me with your Ravelry names so I can find you.

I’m Sammwich22.

Thanks guys!

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Knitting and rage

snugnificent:

I like to knit.  I like to make things mostly for myself, and to learn new techniques and such.  It’s a rarity anymore that I make things for people, so when I get ‘you should make me this or that’ it just sets off this serious rage in me that I never knew I had.  No, I will not spend my time making something for you for free you fucking stranger on my facebook, get out.

This, exactly this. Except I don’t mind if it’s for friends and they offer to at least pay for the wool and don’t expect it within a certain amount time period or nag me about it!

I hate bamboo needles!

With a passion. I get how they would be brilliant for beginners or maybe people with arthritis cos they are quite forgiving and bendy but the stitches just don’t move and I’ve gotta knit 3 cushion covers on bamboo needles :-( this is why you shouldn’t have so many WIPs you never have the needles you need free!

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I’ve just realised how long it’s been since I’ve actually finished knitting something.

This makes me sad :-( although tbf I do have a casting on addiction and I am the queen of WIPs. I have almost 10 atm :-S. Right other than this one last Xmas present that I need to start, NO MORE CASTING ON TIL I FINISH AT LEAST HALF MY PROJECTS! (figured I should be slightly realistic)

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Knitting to do list/christmas list.

  • Finish Rock Island Shawl for Cathy - Xmas.
  • Finish Best Friend Lace Scarf for Alka - should have been done by July oops.
  • Crochet book mark for Sian - should have been done by September.
  • Give green hat to Mair - should have been done by September.
  • Finish the 3 commissioned cushions for Avril - ASAP
  • Start the commissioned crochet snowflakes for Avril - Xmas.

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