Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Fifth knitaversary

Today is my fifth anniversary of learning to knit. I was taught by a friend at university and have never looked back, my only real wish is that I had learned sooner. Knitting has brought me occupation, solace in hard times, fun, wonderful friends, socialising, warmth, new knowledge about myself, new skills, new confidence and a huge amount of yarn! Anyhow I thought I'd mark the occasion by posting a picture of my favourite project from each year that I've been knitting.


Wavy Scarf from Stitch'n'Bitch Nation (my first ever knitting book) in random acrylics from Durham's indoor market


Drop Stitch Scarf from ravelry, in Colinette Iona, colourway Jay


Poppy by Ysolda Teague


Fair Isle scarf I designed for a Knitting magazine competition

Argyle socks from Veronik Avery's book Knitting Classic Style (these win the prize for most patience needed for all that embroidery).

Who knows what the next year will bring, though I am hoping to prise myself away from the knitting needles for long enough to learn to sew.


  1. Perhaps a good point to mention that you were taught by a boy as well :-)

    Here's to many more happy years of knitting!


    1. Hehe yes, I should probably have mentioned that!

      Here is indeed to many more happy years of knitting for you too! xxx