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Far Flung Bee 2012

I did knitting!

chunky rainbow scarf


Those of you who know me well or who’ve read this blog for a while will know that I am not very co-ordinated when it comes to the fiber arts. It took me a long time and many tries to get the hang of crochet – and that only uses one stick!

I’ve knit in the past before and it was pretty much a frustrating disaster, so until now my dealings with knitting have pretty much been the type where I re-pin lovely patterns on Pinterest and sigh wistfully.

But I am nothing if not stubborn, and with some veeeeeeery patient tutelage from my mama, I mastered the art of using two sticks at the one time (phew!) and knit myself a scarf!




It’s made from B.I.G by Panda, and when I can work out/be bothered with Ravelry I’ll put it up there, but in the meantime there’s a pattern on their website here.

It’s suuuuuper chunky, and extra cuddly, and reeeeeally long. And overall pretty perfect for this frosty winter we’re suffering through.



(PS: new glasses!)


I’m really excited, even though I’m well aware that knit 8, turn, knit 8, turn, knit 8, turn is not exactly the rocket science of knitting! I still find it so hard in a not-always-enjoyably challenging way, but I’m stubborn. And the enjoyment is growing. And I’m making a beanie! It’s my next step in my journey to being able to knit socks. One day, one day..!



4 Responses to I did knitting!

  • krista says:

    yay! i haven’t tried knitting. it looks tricky and not fun, although i’m certain it is once you learn to be good at it. i’m loving the yarn you chose, your scarf looks awesome!

    • Holly says:

      Knitting IS tricky, but it’s also fun! It’s like taking a big, yarny leap of faith with nothing but two pointy sticks to help you fly, ha ha!

  • Yah! You’re a whole scarf and a start of a beanie ahead of me in the sock making dream. I do have a feel I will never ever ever knit (or perhaps even crochet) a sock in my whole life. I would like to, but it probably won’t happen. Maybe when I’m old and wrinkly…?
    Love your rainbow knit 8, turn, knit 8 scarf.
    Hope you are well in your pretty little house xxxx

    • Holly says:

      Ellie, I am the most uncoordinated person in the world and if I can learn how to knit (albeit slowly!) then I know you can do it! I think that should be your goal for ‘by the end of 2012′ – learn to knit. My knitting goal is to attempt socks by the end of 2012 – whether they’ll be wearable socks is another matter entirely!
      Hope the rain eases up there for you guys soon xx H

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