Friday, February 27, 2009

archived: oh how i heart knitting

This is my first completed knitting project. I'm so proud of myself and so in LOVE with knitting. Its my new favorite thing. I want to do it ALL THE TIME. This is a 2 knit 2 purl scarf from the book Stitch 'n Bitch.

I've found that is my favorite book to learn knitting from. I really like how she presents everything and she is sassy - which I love. I also have enjoyed some of the patterns and photos from The Chicks with Sticks Guide to Knitting. I heart the library. Can you tell??

I used Vanna's Choice acrylic yarn...not very beautiful but good and cheap for a beginner. I was proud of myself...I didn't make one mistake UNTIL the fourth to the last row. I must have dropped a stitch and I didn't notice it until after I bound off. There is now a little hole... you can see it in the lower right corner in the top photo. I could probably go back and unravel and fix it, but I was really ready to be done with this scarf - it is 64 inches long!

Here it is on my model. (before I weaved the ends in...) Isn't he cute?? This will be mailed off today for a birthday gift. I'm starting to realize I need to begin making things for myself!

Already have something new on the needles...
(not ready for any increasing or decreasing or oh man IN THE ROUND... so i'm sticking with the flat square-ish stuff for now)

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