Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Knitting a Selfie

I've been struggling a bit with my knitting for the last few weeks. I've been working on a new pattern, and it just keeps not working out. I am so disheartened, that for the moment all my attempts, notes etc. have been put in a bag. I will come back to it, but for the moment I wanted to just knit something fun, and not have to write down every stitch.  

So it seemed a bit like fate when a knitting competition came up in my facebook feed. CreaCraft's Knit a Selfie competition. The basic head pattern is provided, and after a lot of self-scrutinising in a mirror, here I am. 

The green glasses are fairly realistic, and I improvised the nose, as you need somewhere for your glasses to balance. My hair took a lot of thought. I think of myself as blond, but am getting more and more brown each year. I hope you will notice the touches of grey at the front. Actually I would be over the moon if my hair were as funky as this.

As I don't think I have a terribly distinctive look, I decided to give myself a nice red beret. I do like a cosy woolly hat. The competition is knit a selfie, although I would quite like to have a go at making the rest of my family.

Just a reminder that my Ginx Woolly Linx party for June is now running. Click on the photo above or at the top of the page to find the party. I would love to see what you have been working on this month.


  1. Oh, I hear you about being stuck with a project. Has happened to me a lot!
    But what a fun idea to knit a selfie! It's adorable! I love the beret!

  2. That's awesome! Just loooove your self-portrait!

  3. That's an amazing selfie! I love the idea of knitting "portraits" of your entire family. I'm also envisioning look-alikes of children to give them for their birthdays. What a delightful project.
    Whenever I'm writing and get stuck, I've found the best thing to do is put the project aside for a while. The solution almost always appears when I pick up where I left off. I hope that works for you.
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  4. Oh my, how adorable! Definitely the best kind of selfie!

  5. You should always put a project to one side if you are stuck, let it marinate then come back later with fresh eyes.
    I love your head, the beret is very fancy. Will you do a body or is this just a head project?

    1. I was thinking just to do the head, but I guess I maybe should make myself a body. Oh no, more self-scrutinising.

  6. TOO CUTE!! ;-D
    LOVE IT!!
    And, what a brilliant substitute for those styrofoam heads to model hats on! - If only I had the time and the "face" for it... [Can't afford to scare off my Customers!]

  7. Your knitting projects never cease to amaze me!
    Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

  8. It looks quite good, I love the added touch of the beret and the brightness of the red.

    Sometimes coming back to a pattern is the best idea.

  9. WOAH! This is awesome, Ginny! What a fun challenge.