“Hey, that’s pretty cool.” – This post is sponsored by my good friends in Scotland who own their very own company! it’s pretty cool. Check them out at www.partyboothglasgow.co.uk
Yup, that’s what I hear a lot if I am honest. People these days have forgotten real fashion. Nothing beats designer clothing than hand made, affordable, comfortable knitted clothing. I am biased yes but you get what I mean. I want to take this opportunity in this post to show you guys a few pictures of my favourite art that I have come across and made myself too. Yes, I can feel the pressure indeed. I want everyone to be honest but not too honest haha, I joke! Let me know your thoughts and feelings by sending me an email at the contact page here.
Okay guys, be nice! I want to start with something pretty simple yet very very elegant. MY GLOVES!
Aren’t they pretty? These are perfect for the cold weather and give you such a cool feeling around your fingers when wearing them on as the fingers are pretty much free to roam around. Please excuse my man hands and freakishly large fingers… Anyway,
It’s a brand new day today!
Before I begin, I want to give a shout out to my friend in Scotland whose company helped design this blog. Check out their website, www.dynamiclaunch.co.uk
I am holding the very first Knittin Needle competition where you guys have a chance to win free lessons with yours truly! All you have to do is email me your best piece of knitting art here – email me
And I will randomly select the best one. How exciting! I will be announcing the winner through an email blast so be sure to check for regular updates. The 3 runners up will get my book on how to knit so it’s not all dull and gloom for the ones who miss out. I am nice aren’t I ?
A few tips before submitting your art:
- Make sure it YOUR OWN WORK – there is nothing worse than plagiarising or stealing someones work
- To monitor this, I will be asking the winner and the runners up upon selection to stitch me their initials in there work. Oh, it will be caught on video too ;)
- Make sure the lighting is good for the art as it may feature in my upcoming projects
- Have fun
- Have lots of fun
Okay, these are some important things to remember, but this isn’t a lesson like school, so go grab a coffee and relax for this one guys.
Follow this site for a deeper understanding if you would like – They offer classes too https://www.anniescatalog.com/pages/stitchguide/index.html?cid=4
Learning online. Would I do it? yes, should you do it? yes indeed. I would think it’s best to learn over Youtube as mentioned previously or even take online classes via Skype. Not only will you be able to ask questions but also master the technique in no time. The lessons are fairly cheap so I would jump into it asap! Remember, there is no harm is saying you need help. It is the way we grow and become better in any aspect of life.
Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once – Drew Houston.
My Step by step guide
I learned from this website here guys: http://www.prima.co.uk/craft/knitting-patterns/a21151/how-to-knit-for-beginners/
- Be careful
- Have a plan written down
- Be set to fail
- Don’t give up
These are my top rules above. Follow the guide guys and also keep my top tips in mind too. You will fail every now and again but don’t give up. Hard work pays off.
Hi guys, welcome to my blog called The Knittin Needle. My name is Sarah Paige and I am here because of my love for knitting. I know, it’s not the most exciting hobby to many people, well, maybe not to half the world. (Insert laughter) But I sure love it. I decided to write this blog so I could share with you guys my favourite type of knitting, a brief history of knitting and basically why I love to do it.
I am going to explore the world of knots and strings and hopefully, by reading more and more of my blog you guys eventually begin picking up those tools and begin knitting a scarf! Before we begin, I just want to let everyone know I am not an old lady who lives with 10 cats and knits all day! Quite the opposite. I am only 22 but love to do this and my goal is to make you guys appreciate the art of knitting as much as possible. Let me start by telling you a little about what made me fall in love with this sport and yes, I believe this is a sport. My mother would always push me to learn the violin or guitar at school as she was very keen on learning new skills. One day, I was eating dinner and I am sure it was noodles and I began playing with my food. I turned something edible into art – from this point on I knew I had a real skill in something so cool! A lot of people grow up wanting to be great at football if they are boys or for the girls, cheerleaders but for me it was to be the William Shakespeare of thread. I know that sounds a bit cringe but I love what I do and that is all that matters.