This is technically my 2nd knitting project, but it is the first one I've finished. I'm not gonna lie: I'm pretty proud of it, I think it came out great! I actually made it for my fiance, and he seems to like it as well (which is what really matters to me).
I used the "Perfectly Pink Scarf" pattern in my Learn to Knit book. It called for size 8 needles, which I think are a perfect fit for my small hands. I decided to get bamboo ones to try them out, and I think I'm pretty much sold on these. I ended up using Lion Brand Vanna's choice in olive green, espresso (it looks blue in these pictures) and ivory!
The garter stitch got to be a little tedious, but it felt like I could get a lot done in one sitting. The color changing was a great newbie experience for me! The only thing is, this was a pain in my rear end to finish: weaving all the ends in was soooooooooo annoying!!! I did end up carrying the brown yard with the ivory, but still there were like 2 yarn ends for each color change and then there were 7 sets of stripes on each side!
Well, anyways. Here are the pics. Thank you for looking! Comments and creative criticism are always welcome in my book! :-D
Pic 1: Modeling in my PJ's. This way you can see the length/width with perspective.
Pic 2: Close up. Sorry for the blurriness. Our digicam sucks. That is actually a dark brown color, not blue. The green was also a little darker than in the pic
Pic 3: Showing the scarf folded on the couch
Pic 4: Another showing, only you can see the horrible job I did weaving in the ends