Change of Pace!!!

Just how easy is it to be influenced by others??? It doesn't take much at all...


For me, it all started by way of DidYouMakeThat and her Snuggly Snood...


She made the mistake of linking to a free pattern over at The Guardian and that literally set the ball rolling in Snood-land...



Then SuzySewing swapped her fabric for the knitting needles to whip up a winner to wear with her summer dresses...









Barbara from Sewing on the Edge used 5 needles at once to create a cardigan for her lucky son...
And even Gertie (cheated) and sewed up a sweater...
BUT,  the final killer (in the nicest way) -
How Knitting Can Improve Your Sewing from the clever Sewaholic Tasia...
She asks the almighty questions...Can it??? Can knitting improve your sewing??? Is it realllyyyyy that simple???

So call me crazy, or just one to try anything. But although it is the middle of an Aussie Summer I too have now pulled out and dusted of my old trusty needles and have started on a scarf. You know what the feeling is like in the fabric stores, feeling the fabric, wanting it all - well the same can apply to wool. Who can resist just buying a few balls of wool to tuck away into a cupboard, just to wait for a rainy day project. Mind you, knitting projects do tend to go a bit over the top time wise.
But not this one. This scarf is one of those 'make-it-in-minute' type things...
Not great photos, will have to wait until it is finished (this evening???) Lovely colouring to this scarf, so I will be looking forward to wearing it next winter.
Now I am of the era (yes, sadly, the years are ticking by) when knitting was dependent on your ability to transcribe a pattern, and not the  ability of the wool. 
Source
Mind you, these little numbers use to keep many a Nana knitting for months on end 'back in the time'. Might just dig deep to the back of my wardrobe and pull out the ones I knitted up back in my hay-day. Just how much did the models get paid back in the 80's????


So check out the above sites and see if those of you 'Over the Pond' who are in their cooler months of the year can also be influenced to knit one, purl one, for a quick change to sewing...


Ooohhhh!!! Just had to edit this and add in Handmade by Carolyn... knitting in Summer...crazy...

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