Tuesday, December 26, 2006

New Year Knit


Resolution - To Knit

I learned to knit when I was quite young, but apart from a few scarfs, never really got very far with it, but after looking in the Japanese zakka books at how they use small knitted squares in their designs I have decided to get back into it and see if I can remember it all. I dreamt last night I was knitting and when I woke up this morning I felt as if I remembered it all. Time will tell. Here is the test wool I bought in the great John Lewis wool bargain bucket for £1.40

2 comments:

Lau said...

Japanese Zakka books? Sounds very interesting...got any good links?

I want to thank you for getting me to use my sewing machine this year, I'm off to make another sock monster now (of my own design this time) and wouldn't have started if it wasn't for your monkeys!

Happy New Year to you!

jaypeg said...

Happy New Year Lau!
It's been lovely to have all your comments on my blog and see the things you've been doing. it's all helping to get me on the knitting thing.

The zakka books look like this http://http://huangfamily.com/craftingjapanese/archives/zakka/ Some are a bit cutesy but some ideas are really lovely. Here is an example of how they use knitting http://www.flickr.com/photos/coronita/83015161/ You can buy them from http://www.kitty-craft.com/