First up this week, 2 projects that never made it to finished object status:
My green top and my feather and fan scarf. And do you know what these 2 projects have in common? They're both 100% cotton. 4 ply cotton at that *laughs* This might explain why they have never got very far, as I have determined that knitting with 100% cotton is the least pleasurable thing I have attempted in the last 51 weeks!
So, those certainly don't count as successes, but as they both helped me to define my knitting preferences I'm not counting them as complete failures either.
My very first socks, however, certainly count as a huge success *big grin* I was so excited to make them, and even more excited that they turned out properly. The fact that they look like real socks is still pretty amazing to me. Plus, they fit. Having made a second pair, it's clear that the first ones are a little tight, but they're mine and I love them!
However, my pictures of said socks are pretty terrible *laughs* So here's an in progress shot to properly show the colours. I call them my happy socks ;)
The final project I wish to showcase is my poncho/wrap:
I finished this approximately 4 months into starting knitting, and whilst it was a pretty simple project it was also something I adapted from the pattern considerably. I changed the garter stitch edging to stocking stitch, as I thought it would be cute to have it roll in slightly. I changed the lace pattern too - the original was very structured and I wanted a more organic pattern. One modification to the counting and I got exactly what I was after *smiles*
Although other, earlier, projects also saw me deviate from the pattern, this was the first time I had done it deliberately and knew what I was trying to achieve. It went well ;)
So, there you have it. A few more projects from the archives *grins* Please head over to the usual suspects for more excellent Friday posts, and do come back next week for the giveaway (I'm quite excited to be doing it, my first time!)
Tami. Natural Suburbia. Wisdom Begins in Wonder.