Wednesday, January 12, 2011

My 1st Knitting Project Is Finished and It's Wearable Too!

Last Christmas my mother-in-law and sis-in-law taught me how to knit.  They patiently worked with me and my clumsy fingers to teach me the garter stitch, then the purl stitch, then how to cast on, how to cast off, and even how to fix a few mistakes.  I was shocked that I could really knit!!

For a couple months, I knitted away.  I had a little shopping bag with my project and wherever I went, the bag went.

I signed up on Ravelry.
I bought a pair of my own wooden circular needles.
I bought my first skeins of yarn ever.
For a few months, I was hoooked.

Then my love of knitting fizzled.
Looking back I don't know what happened really, but eventually my two bags of unfinished scarves was stuck in the corner of my bedroom behind a chair.

Then came this Christmas break.
With the frigid temp, the Christmas snow, and the roaring fireplace, I began to have an itch to knit.  I got out the bags and prepared to google some knitting videos to remind me how to knit.  But, lo and behold, I remembered how.  Knitting must be like riding a bike...once you learn you can't forget cause as soon as I put the needles in my hand my finger wrapped the yarn and away I went.  Knit 5, purl 5, row after row until finally I had this...

Don't mind the strands at the end...I did weave them in!

Can you even believe it?
I knitted a real scarf.
One that I can really wrap around my neck.

I am so stinking proud of myself that I just had to share my success with you.  So now I'm off and knitting that second scarf I had started last year.  Then I guess it's back to the craft store for some new yarn for my next project whatever that may be.

Hmmm, what do you knit after you knit scarves?
I wonder if a hat would be too much??
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