I remember sitting and staring and that cardi for ages. I loved it. I wanted a cardi like that for one of my girls. But I was a crocheter and didn't know how to knit. So I left my adoring comment and clicked onto the next blog.
But I couldn't get that pink cardi out of my mind.
And I decided then and there that I was going to learn how to knit.
And with the help of Georgie's beautifully written patterns and those wonderfully patient youtube women, that's exactly what I did.
Over the past year and a bit I've been lucky enough to work as a pattern tester with Georgie which has been an amazing experience. I've learnt so much and been super inspired while watching her tweek her work, deal with the feedback and create these super cute kntting patterns.
Georgie's brand Tikki Knits is filled with wonderful patterns to knit. From the most basic scarf, to the more complicated cardigan. Her patterns are so easy to follow with loads of pictures and explanations and interesting details. There are Tikki patterns for boys and for girls and for dolls and for babies and for women. There are vests and hats and scarves and legwarmers and jumpers and cardis and skirts.
In her own words...My patterns are seamless, deceptively simple and surprisingly quick to knit.
I am such a huge fan.
So, because we are in the depths of winter here, and because knitting and rugging up in handkints are the only things that make any sense right now, I though we'd have ourselves a bit of a knitting pattern giveaway.
The gorgeous and super talented Georgie from Tikki Knits has kindly offered five patterns from her shop to one lucky reader. FIVE PATTERNS!!!!!!
The patterns will be sent to the winner in the mail or online, whatever the winner decides.
This giveaway is open for one week. I'll announce the winner on July 23rd.
All you have to do to enter is tell me somethinga about knitting.
Anything about knitting...
Your Knitting story, or your favourite wool to knit with, or a pattern you love, or which of the Tikki patterns you would choose if you win....
And if you can't think of anything to do with knitting, just say hi, or tell me what you plan to make for dinner tonight, or a great movie you have seen lately...anything.
Let the knitting games begin!!!
In the meantime check out:
The Tikki blog.
The Tikki pattern shop.
The Tikki (not quite finished) website.
Tikki on the Twitter
Tikki on facebook.
See ya later knitting potata.
ps. You CAN knit, trust me.