Crafts Galore....

Sometimes I find myself getting a tad crafty and productive in terms of DIY projects, and last week, I got bitten by the knitting bug. Yes. Knitting. I knit. Knitting is something that I have loved since I learnt how to in Standard 6 Home Science class. It's been about a year since I last made something and so I'm pretty excited about this project. I'm not sure what it is really, a friend of mine asked me to knit her something so I'm just going to go with it and will see what comes up. I'm also going to move away from the scarves that I find myself leaning towards all the time!!

I got supplies from Freeman's on Biashara Street, and got 4 balls of wool. The first was quite pricey, 700 bob, and I still haven't figured out what I'm going make with that. It feels so soft though.....and it's super heavy.




The other 3, I put them all together to make one sort of yarn, and that way combined 3 different colours for a pretty cool result. It's a mix of a dark purple sorta aubergine colour, an orangey hubbard squash and fuschia.  It also makes the end result pretty heavy, perfect for my favorite time of year. Yep...I LOVE the cold weather.

I'm using 10mm knitting needles and using the Knit 1 Purl 1 knitting pattern. Extra heaviness and stretching ability. This is how it looked when I started on Friday.











Now I've taken to carrying this little project of mine with me everywhere I go, but haven't gotten much knitting done...but I'm steadily moving along. This is the little bugger at my office desk.

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I shall probably decide what it is after another foot or so but I see it most probably being a snood. 
I'm also going to buy the circular knitting needles after this....that way I can make bigger items.

Have a good one!

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  1. I love ur concept of mixing the colors,never thought of it! I knit myself, done one snood-black,and a scarf-cream,and I used the same threads, all from biashara street! I got a crotchet last week and just like u am super excited about my project,and am still not sure what to make of it yet...this is one of the old time hobbies that nowadays very few young people have taken up but I believe one can make money out of knitting! PS: I love ur pattern!

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  2. Cool...i like it..and ur pouch (or is it a purse) by your desktop...

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  3. Thanks dear, the mixing is really exciting, especially if you get a mix that you never thought could ever blend.

    Crocheting is also pretty cool. I remember when I was in campus I would crotchet a scarf and before I even had a chance to enjoy it, a friend would snatch it....and for sure you can make some money out of it. I still enjoy both knitting and crocheting, even though some people make fun of it!!

    Enjoy.

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    1. I would love for someone to teach me how to knit following a pattern. Tried googling to find any in Nairobi but came out with nil. Any heads up? Thanks.

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  4. Circular needles...you MUST!!! I knitted a scarf in 12 rows and 4 days only using after work time, watching TV. It was phenomenal. I#ve always envied those people that can crochet...good for you!!! Rock on, lady :)!!

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  5. wow, the colours are amazing! i gave up in std 6 after my scarf had a milli holes in it-my hand-eye coordination is practically non existent :) rock on babe...si when insomnia hits u si u just crochet some hair accessories for me in NEON(^_^)

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  6. Thanks Njoki!!!

    Sugarpuss.....woishe...your hand eye coordination story has cracked me up!! We'll see about those accessories...:-)

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  7. I remember those needles when i used to make my cousin's booties..

    i like cant wait to see the end and maybe how many times you will change your mind to design something different and undo then again redo....

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    1. wea do i buy needles from.

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    2. Biashara Street in Nairobi has a few shops you can buy from...check especially Freemans.

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  8. I love knitting too,i knit scarves now i know the colors am going to buy, beautiful

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  9. i love how you mixed the colours. i knit and crotchet bt for the life in me i cant find the needles. so pliz can anybody tell me wea i can buy needles from.

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    1. Hey, Biashara Street in Nairobi has a few shops you can buy from...check especially Freemans.

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    2. thx got some 2day

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  10. I'm officially a follower of ur blog....I love ur creativity...from the DIY's to how u used the candles in 'Power Games'...when I grow up I want to be jus like you he he! As for the above, u've given me syke to knit again..but I only use one colour...how did u combine the 3? As one string or?

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  11. I love knitting, crotchet and making rugs. I just lack the patience to do it to the end. I think I'll go back to knitting an hour every night.

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  13. Hello Pat. I am a craftpreneur and i knit and crochet. Do you know where I can get cheap knitting and crochet yarn in nairobi( apart from Freeman's). Thanks.

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