In winter last year I knitted Henry a scarf. It's the first knitted thing I ever finished and he loves it so much. I was very proud.

Tilly doesn't really need a new scarf but it was a good pattern and was helpful in getting me (an inexperienced knitter) used to identifying whether I'd just done a pearl or knit row (particularly after I put it down for the hundredth time in the day to go and do something else!) 

This new scarf is serving the same purpose: practice, mainly, before I try something a bit harder. 

I started it three times over the weekend. The first time I cast on the prescribed number of stitches but it was way too wide for a child's scarf so after about 50cms in length I stopped and unravelled it. I made it narrower but dropped a couple of stitches so unravelled it again. 

This is my third attempt:

It's super quick to knit up and Tilly is very impatient so I will try to finish it tonight!

I had a lovely morning on Saturday wandering unaccompanied in the city, a rare treat, and wandered into Lincraft only to find they are having a huge sale!

This gorgeous stuff is not destined to be Adam's beanie, but came with it's own pattern which you'll see soon!

Fat quarters. I'm not a quilter, but the fabrics were so wonderful I couldn't resist… something else?

And inspired by this post I went hunting for pants fabric for Henry. I think he only gets one (whales) and Tilly gets two…

And because I just can't get enough of ladybirds:


One more exciting new beginning… we're doing some rearranging around here. Watch this space to see what this disaster of a storage area becomes!


Happy Monday, lovely people.


4 Comments on “beginnings

February 8, 2010 at 10:31 pm

Keep going! I’ve never been a knitter but I’m getting into my sewing and love knowing that you’re being creative too. Good motivation for me to light that firecracker… Can’t wait to see what you plan with that material. I’m material shopping on Wednesday…

International Woman of Mystery
February 9, 2010 at 12:36 am

I want to start knitting too! Where did you find your pattern? There’s a wool shop in Oberursel that I am planning to visit as soon as I can but goodness knows what I’ll end up with as a result of my shoddy language skills. Any chance you could scan the pattern and send it to me? xo

February 9, 2010 at 5:15 pm

Oh that whale fabric is ace… think I might have to make a mad dash to Lincraft when the girls are back at school Thursday!
Can’t wait to see your finished products!

February 11, 2010 at 5:48 pm

It’s a SUPER simple pattern which I’ll post with source when I finally get around to photographing the finished product on small daughter! (Hopefully tomorrow – we have the “day off” together xxx


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