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yesterday night i finished my first ‘big’ project — i wanted to make a hoodie, and my guru-mentor-awesome-friend-knitting-genius suggested that i make a baby sized one first, to get my feet wet. boy was she ever right!
had to frog it a buncha times .. but, it has truly been the most exciting project i’ve worked on. it had lots of great exciting increases , and provisional cast ons, and picking up stitches … it really came out AMAZINGLY
Nicole .. if you happen to venture to my site … STOP LOOKING!!! this is NOT for you … close this window, and go away …. 🙂
i’m serious … don’t look .. don’t go any further ..
please … don’t … please
and … p.s. i didn’t “technically” lie … this hoodie isn’t for Nicole .. it’s for her baby 😀
i never woulda thunk that i could have so much fun being “domestic” … first cooking, and now .. knitting … i LOVE knitting!! after I completed my first ‘knit knit knit’ square project, I went on to playing with what different stitches did, then on to a ‘real’ project — DISCHLOTHS! wooooo
I really found some pretty patterns and wonderful soft cotton yarn, and voilia! My new favorite dishcloth! The biggest problem I have with these suckers — they’re just too pretty and soft to USE!!! I love them so much .. I think I’ll name them … ummmmmm …. felecia and petunia .. yeah, that’s it. They should meet steve (the first knitting experiment)
Then I tried ‘grandmas favorite dishcloth’, which – consequently – is not my favorite. Then I tried out this ballband dishcloth , it came out cool —- well, on one side. 😉
and now … i’m on to a super slightly secret project … shhhh! what i can say, is that it involves knitting in “the round”!!!
figuring out the first cast on seemed to be a mighty big challenge to overcome .. until i was ready to actually start knitting … i musta watched that video like 20-hundred times … but i finally got it!
my little dish cloth looks sorta raggedy, and somehow i’ve added stitches wehre they weren’t .. so it’s growing a little … it might be slightly homely .. but it’s soft, and pretty, and mine 🙂
and now .. my needle pushing thru finger is sore, and it’s late .. and i’m goin to bed .. nite nite steve! stay warm (oh, right, you’re 100% cotton, you’ll be fine)
introducing: steve – the magic growing dish cloth knitted thang …
okay, i have my first needles (29″ bamboo no 7 circular), my first yarns (cotton, lily, sugar n’ cream) and other trinkets (THANKS FOR HELPING ME TANYA!!)
and i’m on (again, thanks to Tanya) knittinghelp.com watching how to cast on … http://www.knittinghelp.com/video/play/long-tail-cast-on
it took me a few minutes to figure out what she was doing .. but i think i got it! 🙂