Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Needle Book

As I have said, I started to knit and crochet just last year, end of last year to be more precise. But the last couple of months or maybe more than that, I have totally ignored knitting and was only into crochet and sewing. The other day I felt I also need to keep improving on the knitting front. I loveee strawberries and since I couldn't find any pattern to knit a strawberry, I thought I will design something. Yes I did that and it came out kind of cute too. I made a pattern in Microsoft Excel. Made a few changes while knitting, frogged a few rows about 3 or 4 times and finally made this. I had not decided what to do with it while knitting. I had seen a needle book a long time back and really thought the idea was cute. So I converted my knit strawberry to a needle book. Now I hope I will not keep loosing needles as I always do.

Had bought a few pages of felt in various bright colours a few days back. They were also used.

There is a garter stitch page for my large needles and tapestry needles(which I can't find now)
Another interesting thing is when I was knitting the strawberry I was trying to carry the various colours of thread through the back of the pattern. Later a knitting friend, whom I met recently, told me I can find online video tutorials to do it in an easier way. Now I know what I did is called the Stranding method and that there is an even better way to do it. Found tips to hold the colours more efficiently and to avoid doing the stranding too tightly, which I did. Okay, so next time I won't have so much trouble and confusion while knitting with so many different colours at the same time. Please go here to learn more.


nima said...

wow...that is an awesome attempt....the strawberry looks cute....and the needle book idea is really great.

Ninu said...

strawberry looks soo cute.. great attempt