Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Knitting.....part 2

Look! It's amazing! I actually managed to knit few rows (and apart from some lumpiness at the beginning, it doesn't look so bad)!

Aunty Pat returned to Brown Owls last night to teach us knitting beginners. She taught a really easy way to cast on using our thumbs (I just hope I can remember it).

I had to really concentrate so that I didn't drop any stitches, but at least this was easier than crochet (for me anyway).......

.....and then lucky me ...... I won one of the door prizes! This gorgeous zippered clutch purse made from vintage fabric. I love the contrast of the green material with the red zipper!

16 comments:

Corrie said...

well done, oh aunty pat was so sweet from crochet night! I think knitting is easier to learn than crochet!

good job
Corrie;)

Jenny said...

It certainly looks neat to me-well done! Love your door prize

Anna Laura said...

Oh well done on the door prize! I love the little birdies. In fact I'm about to run off to the museum to draw some (from dead, the stuffed ones!).

I'm glad the fabric arrived safe and sound!

Kirsty said...

You did a great job with the knitting Cam.

sewfunky said...

Woohoo! You'll be a knitting pro in no time! :)

Drewzel said...

Go you! I sat on the couch and knitted and thought of you all at Brown Owls. Your knitting looks great!
Now you can come and knit with me at Federation Square on Knitting in Public day!!

mill said...

You knitting looks very good! When I first started knitting I managed to drop stitches and pick up stitches without even noticing lol. I would count them at the end and realise that instead of 40 I had 43 or something lol.

JustJess said...

Great knitting! Maybe you are going to be converted?! Let me know, I can send you EASY patterns! New skills are wonderful, and Aunty Pat is full of knowledge!

BigCat said...

The knitting looks great. You have done well for a beginning. Congrats on the door prize. It looks stunning.

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Oh! A knitting class for beginners. That's what I need! Love the door prize. Lucky you.

Serena said...

Ooh, that fabric in the purse is GORGEOUS !! I'm funny because I find crocheting easier than knitting, probably because I'm left handed.

I wanted to join Brown Owls too but missed out as all the places filled out.

If Eurovision was all serious, and had no silly acts in them, I couldn't watch it.. But because it contains so many tacky moments, I love it.

faz said...

I remember my first knited item. It was terrible. I made everything too tight so ever stitch was a struggle to get it off the kneedle!

Jodie said...

I can't knit or crotchet - so all knitting impresses me . Yours look great.

purplegiraffes said...

This knitting deal is just so hip. Dropped stitches and all (of which I have a few).

Great door prize. I may need to make myself one of those.

Leni and Rose said...

You've done great, I can't knit or crochet!

lissanne said...

I am so sad I am a pathetic knitter (can only just do the very very basic knit, and that's at a push) and with crochet... well, hey, I can chain at that's it. My Nanna says "i don't understand why you can't do it - it's so easy!" I need brown owls!