Adventures in Knitting

I have been meaning to learn how to knit for quite a while now! Taking this vacation time as an opportunity I persuaded myself that it was about time to start practicing working with two needles instead of one!:)

I have tried to knit in the past as well, but all of my efforts, unfortunately, were fruitless! Well this time, I told myself that there was no going back and with the help of my mum I managed to grasp the basic stitches and techniques and started practicing almost every day! I even managed to work some colorwork and later on worked on some braids! 

The outcome so far? A new and really addictive hobby which I aim to improve even further! If you have any beginner tips or even patterns to share I 'd love to check them out!:)

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! What are you up to? I’m hoping to work on a few new crochet projects! I can’t wait to share.


  1. Hi Tanya,

    Thanks for sharing your first steps into knitting, how lovely!

    I find knitting easiest with circular needles, since they can carry a lot of stitches and also you can work in the round (which may sound daunting now, but believe me, once you started it, it will grow on you!) I have knitted some lovely loop scarves (cowls) with a simple moss stitch (knit, purl, knit, purl etc).

    If you start out with an uneven number of stitches, you close the loop after you got enough on your needles and you can just keep knitting on and on, until your scarf has reached the required size.

    Since I tend to take my crochet or knitting projects with me, wherever I go, on the bus, in the car (hahah, I'm not driving!), I find using circular needles are very portable, just stick the ends into your ball of yarn!

    I highly recommend for more inspiration and lots of free (and also available to buy) patterns.

    Good luck with your knitting, have fun!
    PS: you might have to rename your blog, haha!

    Greetings from Belgium,
    Ingrid xx

  2. Hi Tanya! Thank you for sharing your knitting experience! Your first knitted attempts are absolute lovely, and actually they don't look like you were a beginner at all!
    My last blog post was about knitting vs crochet too! :-)

  3. Very beautifull first time of knitting !! Congratulations !! I hope you continue !! Have a good day !

  4. I am so impressed! I have been knitting for years and have been nervous to try color work and have never done any braids. I'm also very impressed at you working with such tiny needles, it looks fantastic!
    I can't wait to see what you do with it.

  5. Go you. I've tried to learn to knit so many times but I always go back to the crochet hooks!
    Water Painted Dreams xo