Wednesday, 1 December 2010

On a whim

So, a few weeks ago I decided to learn to knit. I trotted off to John Lewis, bought a "learn to knit this scarf" kit (wool, needles and pattern) and returned to base...

First attempt went hideously wrong, the scarf seemed to be growing width-ways faster than it was growing lengthways. Eventually I frogged it and started again.

Second go was much better, I had the same number of stitches in each row, progress was being made. It seemed to take forever, and I decided pretty early on that I hated the splitty wool and garter stitch pattern and the fact that it was so tight I could barely move the stitches up and down the needles.

But I persevered, and here's the finished result. Not too bad for a first project, especially considering I wasn't knitting properly at all, but that's another story

1 comment:

  1. Holy crap. I can't believe you've been knitting for less than a year!! I feel so inadequate now. Thanks. ;)


    btw, I LOVE that hooded cardi you made. Very ambitious for a first year knitter and it came out beautifully.


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