It’s always exciting to receive a parcel in the post, and when a copy of the brand new Simple Stylish Knitting magazine arrived in the post for me to review, along with some gorgeous yarn, I was very happy indeeed!
I’ve been knitting on and off since I was a child, and it’s definitely like riding a bike, once you’ve learned the skill you never really lose it. People often say to me, ‘Ooh, I’d love to learn to knit’, but unfortunately, I can’t teach everyone!
So I’m always interested to see what there is about to set aspiring knitters off on the right track, and this new partwork, the Simple Stylish Knitting Magazine has really clear instructions covering all the basics. And because each issue has the yarn and pattern to make a sample square in a new stitch every week, not only do you have everything you need to start straight away, by the time you’ve collected all the issues you’ve got a gorgeous patchwork blanket.
And, of course by then you’ll be an expert knitter!
I was also sent some lovely Rowan yarn to make the Mr Fox iPad Mini case…
…and it’s here I have to confess to being completely useless at something which is supposed to be really easy. Is it just me? I’m rubbish at Swiss darning, or duplicate stitch. I wouldn’t have been fazed in the slightest by knitting the fox head using the Intarsia method, but I made really heavy weather of stitching it on. So despite my knitting credentials, I need to practice this one!
The magazine has three projects each week along the themes of Knits for Home, Knits to Wear and Knits to Give with some gorgeous patterns to look forward to…
…and from 20th October to 20th November Simple Stylish Knitting Magazine have asked me to curate their Knits for Home Pinterest Board, (which is basically permission to have fun, isn’t it?) Do call over and have a peek, and follow too if you like what you see.
I know the magazine is available in selected areas at the moment, but if you want to make sure you get every issue and the binders to keep them in then it’s easy to get a subscription from the Simple Stylish Knitting Magazine website.
Finally, hello and welcome to all the new blog followers. It’s been a bit quiet round here lately but I’m looking forward to being back here more often and keeping you up to date with my little woolly world!
See you soon…x