Sunday, 20 July 2014

A bit chuffed

This Winter I have been surrounded by woolly inspiration, and when I mentioned my crazy idea of wanting to give it a go to my friend Corrie from Retro Mummy (you've all been over there a millions times right?….very creative mumma that one!), she gave me this gorgeous gift. A big ball of Bendigo Wool and some o so cute needles!

So here was my inspiration:

Mum made this gorgeous blanket for my nephew last month

My Aunty is madly knitting this fun little rug for, I'm guessing, her yet-to-be-conceived-granddaughter (she has 4 boys and is obviously craving some pink)

My Mother inlaw sent me this pic of the submarine in her home town. It has been dressed by the locals for Winter as 'The Yellow Submarine'.

….and so with a bucket load of inspiration, I began my first ever knitting project: A basic cowl scarf.

Unpicking has proved to be my strong point.

I was so chuffed with how I was travelling (despite the fact it took me two months!), but then I got to the button hole bit…..and from there it went totally pear shaped. Literally.

An emergency call to Corrie and a quick instruction on blocking, and I sort of sorted the above problem out.

Drum roll…..I present:

The Neck brace
 (I may have got a bit impatient and omitted the last 4 inches?!)

Have you been working on a Winter project?

Much Love
Liv x


  1. Impressed, I don't knit, well I did once complete a project just to prove I could. but dh is the one who teaches the kids how to cast on.

  2. Go you! You have done a great job. Love the colour and buttons too xo

  3. The only thing I can knit is a scarf. I think I will have to try a cowl next. Is it just a variation of a scarf.

  4. You go Liv!!!!!!! I love this for so many being that it is never too late to learn something new! It turned out beautifully!!!!! I have been jumping on the yarn wagon as of late myself! Keep em coming and that sweet bean up there is adorable!!! Nicole xoxo

  5. You clever Sausage! This looks gorgeous!

  6. Well done you! It all starts with a scarf!

  7. Just awarded you:)

  8. I plan on getting back to knitting next year. It is so therapeutic,it would be great to learn a few new tricks. It took some time for me to get the hang of it. I have given many wild creations away with ends not the same size as each other.