25/06/2012

Knit Project

I used to be working and have a busy schedule before I moved to Oslo that few months after being a full time housewife, I was bored with being at home. Our studio apartment is small so it don't really take much space and time to clean. I am on the Internet the whole time H at work, fix me a quick lunch and cook dinner before H returns. Sometimes I go out to do some grocery shopping and that would be it. Not long after that, such routines bored the hell out of me.

To kill boredom, I started knitting. I had zero knowledge in knitting and was almost 90% confident that it'll bore me to death. I was being judgemental after constantly being fed by images of granny knitting on a rocking chair with fluffy cat on her lap. Don't we all have these images in our head?

My first project to challenge myself was to knit a winter shawl. It took me a while to get a hang of it since I had no knowledge in knitting, at all. But thanks to zillion video tutorials on YouTube, it was made possible. So here's the first knit project made from mix of alpaca & wool yarn that I will proudly wear when the weather is right.

Winter shawl

With the success of the first project, I was determined to improve my knitting skills and move on to second project, which to date unfortunately I still haven't finish. Hehehe.

Basketweave baby blanket

Baby blanket due to its size takes a lot time to finish but I was so eager to try another pattern and project and decided to skip it. So I started small and knitted this;

Baby beanie

I managed to finish it in 5 days and it was by far the fastest that I've done so far. It was such an easy project for beginner like me. This beanie hat is suitable for 0-3 months and I'd love to make more of it in every size and colours/patterns possible just because I enjoy doing it.

Ok, ada siapa nak tempah tak? HAHA

22 comments:

Drama Queen said...

Wow! Good job!!! I know what u mean about being bored after awhile. It all sounds good in the beginning but after awhile u really need to find something to fill up the time otherwise u can go nuts! But enjoy ur alone time while u can cuz when the baby comes.. It is baby 24 hours!

Qistin Fadzin said...

Cool gilaaa knitting! I know things like this are addictive...

*I'm having an image of u knitting-on-a-rocking-chair-with-a-fluffy-cat-on-your-lap in my head instantly just by reading the title.

BAIZURA NATASHA said...

basketweave blanket kalo da siap mst cntk.. hee.. nnt baby u bnyk la collection made by urself. well done

sumpit said...

i used to knit back in secondary school, sbb ada member sorg tu suka sgt dok knit dlm class.

Rasanya skarang pon still bole knit lg kot, tp masalahnya nak start tak tau, nak end pon tak tau, sbb dia yg tolong startkan

so the shawl project that i started back in '91 tak penah siap2, last2 15 years later, potong je takat yg siap, bg buat lapik tempat tido anak kucing... tp kucing skarang tu pon dah mati. Apa jd kat shawl tu pon dah tatau...

Miss X THOUGHT OF THE DAY said...

Moose!!! I swear awesome gils u cn knit!! I know zero about knitting but i can sew... But again, not knitting. Susah tak?

Amalina said...

Moose..chantek gile sei!! clap clap..
Me too..aku start balik knitting, and aku start blaja crochet as well..sbb beria nak nak buat toys and booties for my baby..hihihi

btw..beanie tu ko knit jugak ek?pakai dua jarum?or 4?

♥ balkidz_hunny ♥ said...

HAHA. Qis kelakar!
Clap, clap kat mama mus. Aku penah dulu knitting zaman muda remaja. tak tahulah sekarang boleh lagi ke tak. tapi aku malasss! sekian.
buka utk tempahan kah? ;p

cik yaya said...

comelnye beanie tu oi.melampau tak nak soh buatkan kopiah untuk aassim pakai raya?

k bai

LisaLisut said...

wow..terer! i jahit butang/kaki seluar pn senget benget. kalau knitting mmg tak pandai lgsg! >_<

thezaila said...

mus, sumpah cantik giler... hebak wooo..
syakir kata, dier nk satu baby beanie.. huhuhu..

Moose said...

Am trying to knit as much as I can sbb I tau when the baby comes jgnkan mengait mandi pun ntah2 tak sempat!

Moose said...

Hahaha. Awal2 dulu cam sceptic bila org suruh try knitting tapi seriously memang addictive gila

Moose said...

Insya Allah tgh try nak knit as much as i can before the baby comes

Moose said...

Aku memang taktau pape pun setakat tgk youtube je. Tapi memang senang sbb kat youtube byk sgt tutorial. Try la eti sure senang je utk ko sbb ko dah ade basic kan

Moose said...

Tak susah as long as you have pattern & instruction to follow. If ade instruction yang i taktau then i tgk youtube. Tu je. It's easier than you thought

Moose said...

Beanie tu pakai 2 jarum. Senang sgt. Pattern pakai 4 jarum pun ade tapi so far aku belum ada confident nak buat yang susah2 lagi. Next project aku mitten lak. Hihi. Tak sabar!

Moose said...

Try blk weh. Nanti blh buat mcm2 utk isya. Takyah sibuk2 nak tempah kat aku. Gitiewww. Ewah. Hahaha

Moose said...

Omputih tak pakai kopiah jadi takde pattern. Pakai beanie la time raya. Hiphop katenye.

Moose said...

Hihi. Belum cuba belum tau lisa

Moose said...

Cakap kat syakir klo sempat mama mus buatkan.

Adik baby nak rv whoopie pie

Kbai

farhana shamsuddin said...

seronok!

Reen Tart Nenas said...

serious? hebat giller. xpenah nyer reti nak knitting2 bagai nie.