little Sophia Cowl and some perspective

6.27.2013



Had to keep up my knitting so I wouldn't forget!!!  I had purchased the yarn at the same time as Natalie's cowl and Emily had been patiently waiting for me to make one for her.  Her favorite color was blue, now tonight she told me it was orange.  I still am glad I made it for her though, she wore it right away, then it got hot out.  That's okay, it'll be on hold until fall (and Kindergarten, eek!).

It's the Sophia Cowl kids size by Green Bee Patterns.  Very quick and easy to knit.  If I can do it, you totally can!!!  Lots of videos on knittinghelp.com and a few others really are great.  Thank goodness there's so many people able to share their knowledge.


I think it also helps give me perspective when I'm writing instructions for sewing, too.  It's hard to pick up a new craft, especially if it's one you never had been taught before.  I know a lot of us probably had home ec, but we never learned knitting!

So anyway, I think the process of learning to knit has helped me understand how it can be frustrating at times, but also so rewarding to learn something new.  For me I think it's great there are so many resources out there.  The beauty in that is if you don't understand one persons way of teaching something, try another!  I had to look at several people's you tube videos to understand casting off.  It seems so crazy backwards at first, but now I look back and wonder why is seemed so hard.  So if you're new to sewing (or  knitting) stick with it, ask a friend for help, you can do this!


Hope you're having a lovely week. ♥  Thank you for all the lovely comments on the Social Tote Pattern collaboration post.  I know there seems to be a shortage of online shops that are carrying the pattern at the moment, so hold tight!

Also, the winners of the Patchwork Please (Aurifil, Form & Fabric goodies, Pellon sampler) giveaway are:
#1 Sarah
#2 Gillian
#3 Georgia
#5 Quilter in the Gap

I did a little something different when choosing the winners, I picked the first 4 commenters (minus Amy since she's in the Zakka Along), isn't it funny how they hardly ever win with those random number generators?  Just sharing the love to those first-ees.  :)  Thanks ladies, I'm emailing you now!

12 comments :

  1. and there is always something new to learn with knitting :) I'm so glad you are having success and enjoying yourself.

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  2. Gorgeous! I still haven't gotten around to knitting...maybe one day!

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  3. I'm just learning to crochet and I'm all thumbs - things that experts take for granted ... I have NO idea. Lots and lots of youtube!!
    Very cute cowl - I really should make something for my kids ...

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  4. This is so very, very cute. I never did learn to knit.

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  5. Lovely cowl. I think it's good to know how to do different crafts ~ good for the brain!
    Just bought your new collaboration pattern from Bolt in Portland, OR the other day ~ going to make it for a swap at the PMQG for someone. It's a great pattern!

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  6. Great cowl! I love the videos on knittinghelp, such a great resource!

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  7. I love it! And yes, for me sewing was way easier to learn on line than knitting - for knitting I need a hands-on teacher (at least for now). Pretty awesome to see how well you've picked it up, though!

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  8. I've been blessed with sewing, knitting and crochet skills. However the one thing with knitting is knitting in the round! I can not get the start tight enough. Great job on such a sweet cowl ... Always inspired by your blog Anna.

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  9. I would love to have you come by and link up some of your projects on my new Feature Your Fibers link Party! You always have such lovely things to share!

    ~ Sarah

    http://sarahndipities.indiemade.com/content/feature-your-fibers

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  10. I am thrilled to report that I bought the Social Tote pattern before you announced you'd helped and therefore was actually able to find a copy ;-) So excited to try it out!

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  11. I always cheer when a sewing blogger knits! I'm so glad you are taking up the craft!

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  12. I love this so much. My stints with learning how to knit have been frustrating ones...and since I know how to crochet I haven't really cared to work at it anymore. You are giving me cause to try again. ;)

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