Knitting Magazine the Cover Girls!
I might have found the reason to naming someone 'The Girl Next Door"
Cable Knit when it's at it's best..Just another day in my white cardi leaning against a tree?
Monday and another drizzle outside the window..You must think that I have too much time on my hands and are way to bored to suddenly taking up knitting? No, everything I do is a part of developing and experimenting with my new line and coming collections..ha ha or just an excuse? Today I started digging into the knitting books here in Ashhurst,by the way: it seems like everyone was knitting back then, my mom's generation that is, the 70's and the 80's. How did that whole Era of 'creating and doing it yourself' disappeared? Perhaps it was the fancy-cute little Laptops that replaced it all and now us girls are way more busy creating our own Websites instead..
The Girl with the big arms, she could wrestle any guy any time, and the woman with bad posture
The angry mob vs the nosy ones (what are they doing in the bush?)..
Knitting Magazines and books that has a Cover that seems to be taken from the backyard? Charming, Yes, Selling, well perhaps no;-)Bare in mind that the audience back then wasn't as spoiled as we are now with exotic destinations, photshoped faces and extrem angles. Anyways, going through these knitting books I found myself filled with excitement and joy, they are so roughly photographed and the models looks either over-styled and stiff or plain and almost sweaty. The Fashion photos reveal people with mood swings and bad hair dues (real people) and it's fun going through it all. Weather it's too much eyeshadow and hairspray or the lack of a good foundation it's nice to see the 'normal ladies' posing on a cover, even if it's not really selling the sweater?..So girls, splurge in Designs and Hot Looks from the past..
Fab 80's pictures..
I have started knitting now, for real and it's a bit addictive I have to admit but also a bit tricky and frustrating. After 5 centimeters of curled up yarn I felt a bit worried, it might take a while? I have done the plain knit and now trying with the pearl one so the struggle is on..
My Little Knitting School
Lesson 3 Casting on with Cable Method= 2 needles
1.Insert the right hand needle through the slipknot and pass the yarn over the right needle ( have a look at Fig 2)
2.Pull a loop through (have a look at Fig 3)
3.Place this loop on the left hand needle (have a look at Fig 4)
4.Insert the right hand needle between the two stitches on the left needle. Wind the yarn round the point of the right needle (Fig 5)
5.Draw a loop through, place this loop on the left hand needle (Fig 6)
6.Repeat steps 5 and 6 until the required number of stitches are cast on..
Okay girls, a little wiser? Anyone that want's to join in are more than welcome to knit something and then take a photo, I will put my masterpiece up when ever that 5 cm will grow into a Cardigan? All the best!
This is the Cardigan That I want to Knit...
Alice/Information is from learn2knit.co.uk and TB Ramsden & Co