Hello, my dear readers ♥
Today I want to tell you a little story about why and how I started knitting and how importnant is to be patient and never give up !
Once upon a time I was browsing through the internet and suddenly appeared on my dashboard a beautiful photo with lady wearing a knitted deer hat ! I found the source of the picture and realize that I was already once or twice on this magical website called Tiny Owl Knits where it was from. Unfortunatelly, same as the other time, I found out that all these pretty things are not for sale - they are all just knitting patterns. A technique which I didn´t know. I left the website in my bookmarks and got back to crochet patterns. After a while the "calling" came back in form of a book - Stephanie Dosen, owner of the blog and creator of all these patterns - released a knitting book full of magical, fairytale patterns with the deer hat photo on the cover. And it was decided - I WILL learn how to knit. Even thought I already tried many times and failed hard, I will not this time ! And I will have the deer hat !!!
This happened in last September and I started with learning right away. My wish was to get this book for Christmas from my boyfriend, but it would be useless if I don´t know how to knit util then.
It was hard. Needles were falling out of my hands, yarns tangled all together. I was learning just from Drops tutorial videos, YouTube and of course from the dear Rooster-Hill blog. It was all so confusing in comparison with crochet. And after I was casting on a simple scarf for fifth time I almost gave up and said that I won´t do this, it´s impossible to learn it ! And my boyfriend told me: "Fine, so if you don´t know how to knit I won´t buy you the book, it would be just a waste of money..." NO! I NEED THE DEER HAT ! ...and so I picked up the knitting needles again and work, work, work until I had my very first scarf, hat, another hat and beautiful Saroyan shawl (thanks to this czech translation by Rooster Hill ♥) ...
...and so I found Woodland Knits under the Christmas tree ! (of course my boyfriend already has the book when he was telling me that it´s pointless - he said that he just wanted to motivate me more argghh =D)
After Christmas I had to show the book to my best friend as soon as we met and she told me that the deer hat would make such a great birthday gift for her ! *wink wink* =D
And the idea was born - I will make matching hats for both of us ! We are celebrating birthdays always together at the beggining of Autumn - which is perfect time for a new hat !
And that´s it - I learned how to knit because of one cute hat and now I really have it. And not only me - my best friend too and I even made one more for our friend´s baby =D Now we are all cute deers and ready for winter !
(I don´t have any photos of little Anna wearing it, but believe me - she looks totally cute in it ♥ !)
I used "Ökowolle" from Wolle Rödel and circular+double-pointed needles n.6,5
the inner part of ears was made from a leftover yarn I had at home and for antlers I used white felting yarn, but I forgot the name - it was from Woller Rödel as well
...the only problem I have now when I finally know how to knit is that I´m addicted. Now that I found out that knitting isn´t as complicated as I thought, everything is possible - all these amazing elven capes, beautiful scarfs, lace shawls, leaves, cables, socks and hats - NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE TO MAKE and all these BEAUTIFUL yarns !!! aaaa I WILL KNIT THEM ALL !
ehm...well, I should stop talking and let´s take a look at some photos !
I was waiting half a year for a good weather to take them and in the end it was the best weather I could imagine - it was snowing for the third day and all Ingolstadt was completelly covered in snow *o* perfect !
snowball attack !
+ some photos from my phone
THE happy END
Have a beautiful day, everyone ♥