As I haven't finished anything again this week *sad face* and I really enjoyed doing a little "history of my knitting" post last week, I shall continue the theme again today. I hope you'll indulge me once more. Thank you to everyone who left such lovely and encouraging comments last week, it was so nice to hear that I'm doing pretty good for a relative newbie ;)
So, first project plucked from the archives is in honour of the fact that it is my mum's birthday today *waves at mum* This is the scarf I knitted her for Christmas last year:
Now, this was the second thing I ever cast on (and the third thing that I finished - I started on multiple WIPs early!) I would not recommend eyelash yarn on small needles as an early project - I had a terrible time with it *laughs* My tension was all over the place, finding what was a stitch and what was fuzz was a challenge and it seemed to take forever. Having said that, it is a functional scarf.
This picture represents my first attempt at using DPNs. I made these (I did make a pair, I just never photographed both of them together) just before Christmas last year and was pretty damn proud of myself. Took a while to get used to the fact that I felt like I was wrangling an unwieldy game of pick up sticks, but they came out perfectly, if I do say so myself *laughs*
Quick edit to add: a few people have asked for the pattern for these... I actually just made it up as I went along. The yarn is Sirdar Crofter, which self patterned beautifully. I just did some ribbing, stocking stitch, stopped working in the round for the thumb hole, couple of rows of reverse stocking stitch before regular stocking and more ribbing.
And finally, for this week anyway, my very first attempt at a garment. Looks successful, right? Well, it kind of is... I didn't know a whole lot about gauge when I started, so early on it was clear that the sizing was off. Rather than start again, I just added some random (and I do mean random!) increases in the body and then blocked it to within an inch of its life *laughs*
It's not remotely similar to the pattern, but hey, it's pretty cute ;)
Next week (I'm certain I won't have an FO again with a busy weekend coming up!) join me for less successful, never to be finished items ;)
For actual, current finished objects head on over to see Tami. And for other fibrey and creative loveliness it's Natural Suburbia and Wisdom Begins in Wonder.