12.13.2010

J'adore My Scarf

As many of you may know I have been working on my 30 Before 30 list, and one of the things I wanted to do before my birthday was knit myself a scarf.  I have never knit before, so I went and took a lesson and I must say it was much easier than I thought it would be.  And now I have completed my scarf and I love, love, love it!

Please excuse the awkward photo... I had no one around at the time to take a good one, but you get to see my cozy scarf and that is what matters.  Do you like it?  The photo doesn't do it justice - I used the thickest, softest, merino wool I could find {oh, and it is eco-friendly which is nice}, so it is so incredibly plush and soft... I wish you could feel it!

I had my knitting lesson {and purchased the materials for my scarf} from a cute boutique downtown Oakville called Knit One, Bead Too.  The owners Saskia and Walt are such wonderful people, Saskia is an amazing teacher, and as you can see their shop is adorable {the copper ceiling is my favorite element}!  

I recommend learning to knit to anyone eager to try, it is a quaint little hobby and very relaxing to do.  Next, I will be making myself a hat to match my cozy scarf, and I can't wait!  Oh, and a lot of knitting places have knitting nights, some are referred to as "Stitch & Bitch" nights, which is a great way to meet others and get some help with knitting.  If you are in the area Knit One, Bead Too has their knitting night on Wednesday each week, I highly recommend you go, if not to the knitting night then at least for a visit.  
Happy knitting my lovelies!   
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12 comments:

  1. Our community has a knitting group and I intend to take a class or two in the new year to knit socks.

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  2. I would love to learn how to knit! My grandma does very well. I feel like a poser bc I just put a knitting/sewing kit in my gift guide yesterday and I don't even sew! Haha.

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  3. i love it! congratulations on your 1st knitting project!! perhaps you can knit those cup cozies i love so much?! :)

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  4. Your scarf is amazing!! love it :)

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  5. What a great looking scarf Staci! And, let me say, that you look like a model in that pic!

    As you know, learning to knit is on my to-do list. I would definitely make myself a scarf, but what I really want to make is a knitted pouf! One day!

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  6. LOVE IT! What a feeling of accomplishment you must have! I knit a couple times as a child- now my mother knits enough for the whole family! I can see myself taking it up a little later in life (right now I'm lucky to get painting in a couple days a week).

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  7. Nice work, girl!! It looks great. I'm a knitter too, but lately I've been crocheting a lot more than knitting. I find it muuuch easier. It's such a great winter hobby to do while you're cooped up indoors!

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  8. Nice work- I love knitting- so calming and therapeutic. I'd love to take a real knitting class sometime. I'll have to check out the store you suggested- I've never been in there and it looks/sounds great. xo

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  9. I use to love it as a kid...your scarf is inspiring...maybe i should take it up again! great post!

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  10. Congratulations Staci! It looks lovely!

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  11. Your scarf looks great! A soft & cozy scarf is perfect for a day like today - can you knit me one, please?! ;-)

    Congrats on completing another item on your 30 before 30 list :-)

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  12. I love your scarf! But I love your dedication with knitting a scarf. You even had to take lessons. Wow! I would love to learn that too but I think I don't have the patience for knitting. :(

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