New Hobby

I have always wanted to get into knitting. I have been sewing since I was about 11 years old and love to make quilts, but have always thought it would be fun to be able to knit as well. Knitting is no longer for grandmas – with all the amazing patterns and yarns currently available anyone can find something they would love to create.

When I lived in New York City I would often go and look at the shop Purl Soho – it is filled with beautiful fabrics as well as yarns of all types and colours. If you are ever in NYC you should for sure go and check it out, even if you don’t sew or knit it is a fun place to get lost in for 30 minutes or so. I didn’t end up having the time to take any of their classes (because my culinary program was so demanding and strenuous); but knew that once I returned to Calgary I would love to enroll in a beginners knitting class.





This past weekend my sister and I had our first knitting class at The Loop in Kensington. It turns out knitting is more difficult than I expected, but that only adds to my desire to be able to master it. I practiced for a couple of hours last night and think I have finally figured out how to cast on and do the knit stitch.

I thought it would be fun to share a few projects from Purl Soho that I would like to make in the near future. Below is only a small sampling of what Purl Soho has available – all of their yarns and patterns are available on their website, so if you like anything below you can order it online. knit2





Images 1-4 from One Sheepish Girl and 5-8 from the Purl Bee (Purl Soho’s blog.)

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