Monday, 29 October 2012

Keep Calm and Knit On!

This knitting lark is quite addictive, isn't it?! I hadn't even finished the neatening on The Tomboy's scarf before I'd cast on my next project...

Which I've already finished! It's a grey knitted belt, which I plan to wear with a long straight black jersey maxi dress, with a pretty white shirt over the top. I've worn it before with a plain black belt, but I think this one will suit the outfit better :) I'd love to model it for you but of course that isn't possible right now, so here's a couple of photos of the belt by itself in the meantime:


I've made it quite long, because the shirt reaches below my hips and I wanted the ends to hang to the shirt's hem. It's a very simple belt (like a long, narrow scarf) that just needs to be knotted to secure it.


I'm really happy with it - I can't wait to wear it! And I love that it came together so quickly - I don't think this is the last belt I shall knit....

And, of course, I'm already thinking about my next project! I'm planning another scarf, in grey and white this time - possibly for myself, possibly for The Boy. But I daren't start it yet because I know I'll want to keep knitting, and I have work to do for my course first! Once my latest assignment is complete I'll be casting on and knitting away with alacrity :)

18 comments:

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

Yay for new belts and snuggly scarves and hilarious Olympic torch photos! You found knitting at the perfect time :o)Having a little catch up xx

Cheri said...

knitting definitely suits you!

Jane said...

glad you've caught the knitting bug!!

alexa said...

That's such a neat idea - so good for a winter look. I hate stiff belts and this looks lovely and soft ... Hope the foot is knitting together as fast as you are! :)

Sian said...

It's definitely addictive! Your belt is lovely and if you do a couplemore then you can give your dress different looks.

There are charities looking for knitted squares for blankets and hats, if you fancy a go at something else too

helena said...

oh yes addictive - I do it a lot while half watching TV - mostly squares for charity when I've filled up all the hat demand

Karen said...

Can't wait to see a photo of the total outfit! I would have never thought to knit a belt---brilliant idea!

Miriam said...

Ah thats the trouble with knitting!!! I knitted a flower which became two and three and four and..... Love the belt though I would love to see it on the outfit.

scrappyjacky said...

It definately is addictive....before you know it you'll be knitting sweaters!!

Alison said...

You've certainly caught the bug Mel..great belt!
Alison xx

Jo said...

Oh I love to knit and I'm so guilty of having a few things on the go. Your belt looks lovely.

Maria Ontiveros said...

I wish I could knit.
Rinda

Karen said...

Lovely project and I look forward to seeing the whole outfit once you are back on your feet again.

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Glad you've found something enjoyable to do while keeping your foot up!

pepper said...

Hi! Hoping over from my blog . How nice ! I wish I know knitting too :) I learn a tinny bit when I was in collage, but I forgot all about it! Thanks for sharing :)

Abi said...

ooh I can't wait to see it on! I never thought of knitting a belt- I may have to follow your example mel! xx

Missus Wookie said...

Looks lovely and comfy as a belt - hope you get caught up with your course and get to move on to the next project.

Socks to go with the belt perhaps?

The Mann Fam said...

Wow, that bug bit you hard. Had you knitted in the past or is this a brand new hobby to you?