Thursday, 10 November 2011

Snuggly snood love

Finally! After complaining in yesterday's post, the sun finally came out this morning allowing me to snap some pics of my very first ever knitting project – my snuggly new snood! As you all know, it started with Karen, spread around the blogsphere  and wrapped me up in its whirlwind!



It's made following free Guardian pattern and using 12mm needles (which I call comedy needles as I looked like a fool trying to use them at the beginning) and Sirdar Indie  in shade 156. It's such a soft and cosy yarn! Just a heads up as the pattern calls for 200g of wool, but I only needed to use 100g...so go figure...


Close up of my crazy hippie yarn - not at all my usual style, but I like it nonetheless!


My neat-ish seam done with a mattress stitch


As a beginner, I also found KnittingHelp.com invaluable – thank you Mela for sharing this link, as I'd never heard of it before!

Overall, I'm delighted with my first knitted item! It's not perfect by any means, but I'm planning more in solid colours and you know what they say about practise eh!?!


19 comments:

  1. Lovely snood! Really love the colours on that yarn, beautiful :-)

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  2. It looks great! It is the perfect item for the winter time.

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  3. Well done, it looks great!! :) I love the yarn too!
    Ashley x

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  4. This looks great! and so neat for a first knitting project. I found the knittinghelp.com useful too. Nice work:)

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  5. Oh my, that's gorgeous! I love that wool. You know, I have never worked with wool that has a varied colour scheme and I may have to copy you now. The knitting is so neat! I feel honoured to have helped inspire such a lovely item.

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  6. now this, I love. I'm afraid I'm going to have to copy you too - it looks fab in that variegated yarn.

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  7. Wow, thanks all for the lovely comments. Seems like the yarn I used is a hit. Ironically, I would never have bought this snood in a shop as it's not really my style, but I do really like it! Hehe!

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  8. That's one of the things I love about sewing and crafting, Marie - it takes me totally out of my comfort zone.

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  9. It's super cute. Gr8 job ^_^

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  10. I think it looks great! Loving the yarn you've used, it adds such a lot of interest to the snood and now it'll go with practically everything! ;)

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  11. its lovely Marie. i keep sounding off about making my own and I am still on the 3rd row. lol.

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  12. looks fab!! love the colours on you too.

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  13. Wow Marie, I am so jealous of your skills. I have two left thumbs when it comes to knitting. You look great too! I am starting a sewing linky party today called Sew & Tell Saturday at my website and I am hoping to get some vintage sewists aboard to post their projects because there aren't any sewing linky parties to show off vintage creations. I hope you can come over and post a link to your blog today! Thanks so much!
    Justine @ Sew Country Chick

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  14. It looks great, Marie! I love it. I am totally working on another one. I decided to knit it in the round (is that how's it's said?) using my left over Debbie Bliss yarn. I expected to use a bunch of it and like you only used 100 grams.

    Yay for practicing!

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  15. Brilliant! I've been following your knitting learning & look what you've done! It's gorgeous - the colours really suit you. I've used Indie before, it's a wonderfully colourful chunky yarn, isn't it?

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  16. Thank you all, you're really too kind!

    Justine, I've popped over & added a project of my own - what a great idea!

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  17. That turned out so great! I have yet to try knitting...but I really want to learn. My problem is that I like fast projects...that's why I love sewing so much!

    Natasha ~ Required2BeInspired
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  18. Such a cute snood, and I love the yarn you used!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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