Little did I know that pattern knitting could be so satisfying. I’ve always focussed simply on learning knitting techniques, hoping that would help me design my own patterns. Now there’s nothing wrong with learning new techniques, but learning how to use them is a whole different story. I found myself utterly overwhelmed by all the possibilities. So I searched for a knitting pattern that would give me my groove back and stumbled upon the Long Island Sweater by Drops. Today I’m showing you how it turned out. <3
Have you always dreamed of knitting a sweater? But are you too intimidated to actually start one? Read on. I found myself in that spot about a year ago, decided to take the plunge anyway, and never looked back. The key?
- Some saved money (if you wanna do it well, it’s not gonna come cheap)
- A little beforehand practice (if you’re completely new to knitting)
- Loads of free time (a holiday worked wonders for me)
As a proper list maker, I’m also
with military precision keeping track of my wishlist. I love wishlists. Of course they come in handy for birthdays, the holiday season, or other festive occassions. However, they also help me restrain my own spending habits. And for someone with expensive hobbies like… yarn, that can be a pretty good thing. So, let me explain how I’m managing all of this, and show you what’s currently on my minimalist blogger wishlist!
Just decided on my very first Chain Twenty FW16/17 collection piece (my very first collection piece ever, actually ‘:-)) and I’m already thinking about a knitting project for (next) Summer. It might all have something to do with the fact that I was typing this on the beach in Khao Lak, Thailand. Salty hair. Sandy toes. That kind of stuff. And with the fact that we took these pictures on that very same beach. And with the fact that we were flying home that night. [Insert crying emoji] Even though I love Fall and Winter knitting-wise, I think Spring and Summer is by far the better half of the year. So let’s do a little dreaming about how to make those months interesting to knit for too!
Guys, the struggle is real. I know the crafty knitstahs among you will agree. To celebrate officially starting up Chain Twenty, I promised myself a Wool and the Gang knitting kit. First of all, because such a kit will of corso be the most appropriate gift ever. But second of all, it will serve the purpose of teaching myself how to follow — and maybe one day even write — a pattern, and to gain experience in sweater knitting. Ah well, those are just silly excuses to buy me some new goodies ><, but hey, I still need your help in selecting the most awesomest kit.