December 13, 2010

Crafty Introduction


All the women in my family - both of my grandmothers and my mom - are hard-core knitters. In fact, they've been knitting so much and for so long that they have no problem working on their projects without even looking at what they're doing - talk about multitasking potential! I, on the other hand, am still in the beginning stages of my knitting experience, and surprisingly so since I learned how to do it probably a decade ago. Shamefully, I never actually had the patience and dedication to complete an entire project, other than a fuzzy scarf a couple of years ago.


However, along with my growing passion for a sustainable life, I'm finding myself more and more attracted to this craft. On the way, I'm learning that not only is it a productive way to spend my free time, but it's also a rather green one, and for many reasons.


For one, a knitted item can be much less wasteful than most other store-bought items: almost anything can easily be done, taken apart, and redone if it doesn't fit right or it just doesn't fit in with an ever-growing sense of style. Not only that, but there are so many eco-friendly fibres out there, like organic cotton and wool along with hemp and bamboo, that there'll never be a shortage of resources or ideas.


All that to say that lately I have been putting to work my newfound passion for knitting, and this is a sneak peek of a project I'm currently working on and can't wait to share the minute it's done!

13 comments:

  1. I love knitting! My grandmother taught me just before she passed away and its one thing that I am so thankful for. Knitting and sewing, everyone should learn how to do! And it makes such good gifts. Love your blog!! x

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  2. I really do have to learn how to knit. :)SarahD

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  3. Definitely wish I could knit! I've been contemplating taking a class on it for awhile now, but just can't find the time...

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  4. i used to knit when i was a kid but ive forgotten how to.

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  5. looking forward to what you create!

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  6. i tried to learn how to knit once, but i made one ugly coaster lol

    my aunt is great at it and i'm always fascinated by her creations!

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  7. i've recently got into knitting because of my fashion course at college, and just knitted myself a scarf!

    thankyou for the comment on my blog :)
    XOXO, BECCA
    www.fashion-train.co.uk

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  8. My sister can knit, I might just learn one day to knit :)

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  9. I used to know how to knit, but it's been so long, I've forgotten. I really should take it up again!

    http://red-soledfashionista.blogspot.com/

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  10. I used to knit but now I don't think I can remember anymore!

    besos,

    Come say Bonjour at:

    20 YORK STREET

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  11. we can't wait to see it! i'm not a knitter at all. i can't sit still long enough.

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  12. I took up knitting about a month ago, and I love it. So far, I've made 2 scarves a neck warmer and a hat. I eventually want to move up to sweaters. Can't wait to see your finished project!

    Kendra
    http://closetconfections.com

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