As soon as I break out the winter coats I get this overwhelming urge to also break out the knitting needles. I can’t control it, it just happens year after year.
I don’t know what it is but I just can’t bring myself to knit any other time of year. Winter is it.
I wanted to share with you my all time favorite knitting book, Itty-Bitty Toys by Susan B. Anderson. I want to make every single thing in the book. Since I only have 3 more months of winter so I better get knitting.
You must check out Susan’s blog, she also has a couple of freebie patterns available.
This book is filled with over the top cuteness, not your Grandmothers knitting patterns at all. And they are so easy to follow.
Now I consider myself a beginner knitter but if I use KnittingHelp.com I can totally be an advanced knitter. What I do with all knitting patterns is follow the pattern until I got to a pattern abbreviation that I don’t know (which is basically all of them) and then look up how to do it on KnittingHelp.com. For example I had no idea what “cdd” meant so I just looked up “cdd” in the glossary and watched the video here. Instant advanced knitter!
Here are my first 2 knitting projects from the book.
So do you think you’ll tackle some knitting projects this winter?