Hey there! My blog has moved to an exciting new website knittwittowo.com 🙂
I have thought about having my own website for a while, 7 years actually, an old journal entry from 2010 proves it! It made me sad that for so long I have thought about owning the website name and decided to take the leap. I no longer want to hold back on what I want, so I am diving in. I plan to share my knitting, crochet, drawing and bullet journalling, so please do follow me there.
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I have recently written up a pattern for a Cable Knitted Banana !
I am very proud of it as it the first pattern I have written – so I hope you enjoy making it !
I designed the banana a while ago for a knitting competition, but I didn’t write the pattern out properly then. So when I came to writing up my notes, they were all a bit confusing, so it took a while to finally write it up. I have tested the pattern by knitting it out again and it doesn’t take too long to knit 🙂
Here is the link to my first ever pattern Cabled Banana Pattern !
I hope this will soon be one pattern among many 🙂
Happy banana knitting !
My friend made a joke about how she wished she could hold the world in her hand. What she didn’t know was that I was thinking about how I could make it happen, in a knitted way of course.
I didn’t search for a knitting pattern for it that thoroughly because I wanted to design it myself. I got some inspiration from a book of Christmas baubles and I came up with my own pattern for a sphere world using 5 double pointed needles.
This is the original chart that I used for the first little knitted world ;
Here are some photos of it in progress !
Once I had finished it I was so pleased with myself for having designed it all on my own! I made two, one for my friend and one for my boyfriend. The first one that I made was slightly smaller than the second one, as you can see below ;
Also the first one (on the right side) had way too small ice caps. I imagine the world will look like this in the future after the ice caps have melted for a few more years!
I am super pleased with my little knitted world and I hope to come up with a pattern soon that I will list on Ravelry!
Here are some more pics of the second world that I made. It’s prettier with a nicer colour of blue for the sea 🙂
Perhaps some of you keen knitters out there want to be able to knit something for your man but socks, scarves and jumpers are just too boring!
Well I decided to knit my boyfriend a little mini guitar and a knitted cricket ball! Yes they are not as useful as a jumper would be but oh well!
I made these in the summer and sent them to my boyfriend in a cute little box.
Alan Dart has a pattern for the owl and the pussy cat and I just made the guitar.
My mum has a book with a pattern for Christmas baubles and I just made a completely red one and then embroidered on the marks.
It seems like ages ago now, but last year I wrote an article for The Tribe magazine, an online student run magazine about knitting.
It was the first article that I had ever written. It’s the start of my writing career (and I intend on having one).
It makes me somewhat nostalgic but also makes me wonder why didn’t I continue to write for them? Or at least try to?!
I submitted photos of my work along with the article which make me cringe. I have a new phone now that takes nicer photos but also I have learnt how to take better photos of my work using what camera I have.
Nonetheless I am still proud of it!
My Article in the Tribe – http://www.thetribeonline.com/2011/11/knitting-the-real-love-of-my-life/
I have just updated my blog with widgets on the right for you to like my page on facebook and to follow what I get up to on pinterest, tumblr, and instagram via Twitter.
Since I have got a new phone I am able to take lovely photos with instagram, I have a large collection of photos on it so far that I link to my facebook page.
I didn’t think that I would like photo blogging but I am addicted. Any time I have been crocheting for a while I can simply take a photo using instagram and it instantly updates my twitter and tumblr.
Despite how much I love instant photo blogging I have missed actually writing and I plan on writing more about my projects in full instead of a few words on instagram.
So keep checking as I will be blogging more that is a promise 🙂
p.s. hope you all like my granny square ensemble at the top, I took that photo this morning 🙂
I have also been seeking inspiration and happiness via Pinterest recently. I recommend anyone who is feeling low to go on Pinterest and look at pretty photos of things that they like and see if they feel a little better afterwards. Bright colours also lift one’s mood substantially!
I haven’t uploaded any of my own work to Pinterest as I prefer to repin inspiration photos or photos of knitting and crochet that I would like to copy, like the image at the top of this post. The image at the top is from a wonderful blog called Attic24
Repinning is quite a little addiction and I need to follow more people so there is a constant stream of beautiful things to look at!