Monday, 18 March 2013

My Knitted Garment - or not!

So I mentioned that I wanted to knit a real life garment, well I have taken the first step and bought the wool (there is more than I have shown here).


It's Rowan Alpaca Cotton and its all fluffy and soft, however...

something is stopping me taking that first step and casting it on. I have the pattern and the needles and all the trankelybobs I need just not the confidence I guess.

I had a word with myself and thought, RIGHT! I must make a start and so I made myself a new 'knitting project bag' to put my as yet non existent knitting in!

I'm hopeless...

I used some pretty Cath Kidston Cotton Duck (I bought ages ago) and used some thick grosgrain ribbon that I had kept from some packaging.


I didn't use interfacing I only lined it as I wanted it to be soft and floppy, I intend to have it sat by my side as I knit this elusive garment.


I also made a long pouch for my knitting bits, needles and stitch markers and such, lined in a pretty tilda fabric.


So it's all ready for me take the plunge and KNIT SOMETHING ALREADY!

The thing is, I spotted a pretty pink Ray of Light Shawl and I have ordered the wool and the pattern to make it from The Wool Sanctuary designed by the clever Suzie, so I might start that first.  

Well it is a garment too, strictly speaking...

I told you, I'm hopeless!

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17 comments:

LaaLaa said...

Get on with it! If it goes wrong, you can undo it and redo it. Seemples! I LOVE that bag! Love it. Knitting is a doddle, I wish I could sew like you! Xx

daisychain said...

I would say get on with it, but I am every bit as bad at starting ANYTHING! x

Debbie Spencer said...

O wow Kandi your bag is gorgeous!Good luck with your projects.
Dx

Nana Go-Go said...

Pick up thy needles and KNIT! Your crochet projects are fabulous....your knitted ones will be too!Good luck. x

Amanda Pidgeon said...

You are so, so clever, LOVE te bag, it's gorgeous xxx

Christine said...

The bag is gorgeous.
Take a deep breath, pick up your needles and go for it, you'll be fine

Ali said...

Ooooh your wool looks very soft - I bet your knitting turns out great. However, I LURVE the bag!!! did you use a pattern or just make it up as you went (so to speak lol ) xxx

Liz said...

needles - tick
wool - tick
pattern - tick
bag to keep things in - tick
Go on - take the plunge!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

lemonade kitty said...

That grey wool looks super nice, once you've casted on there'll be no stopping you! Lucey x

Mimi and Tilly said...

A goooorgeous bag! It's like when I used to spend hours devising a revision timetable and never actually doing any revision! Em xx

Wendy said...

you are just like me, I'd make storage for a project before making the project! Love the bag... now get knitting!

Sandra (Cherry Heart) said...

Well, you might not be knitting what you're 'supposed' to, but the bag you've got to take it around it is gorgeous!

S x

Sandra (Cherry Heart) said...

Well, you might not be knitting what you're 'supposed' to, but the bag you've got to take it around it is gorgeous!

S x

Sue Vaughan said...

Gorgeous bag! Gorgeous wool too! Good luck with your knitting I am sure it will be as lovely as that bag (have I mentioned that I love it!) Sue x

Crafted by Carly said...

What a beautiful knitting bag!!! Now you've got no excuse - just make a start (you can always undo it if it doesn't work out).....
Can't wait what you're going to make.....
Carly
x

Projects By Jane said...

I am trying to knit myself a shawl but it looks so hard. I'm still a klutz with the knitting needles.

thesnailgarden said...

Gorgeous bag! Looking forward to seeing the finished garment - no pressure! ;) Best wishes, Pj x