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scotchtape
« on: June 26, 2008 03:57:51 PM »

so I taught myself to knit after always wishing I knew how... basically I can cast on, knit, purl, and cast off. i'm looking to extend my range of abilities after i'm done with my current project (you guessed it... another scarf) but for now i'm satisfied with this, my first knitting project ever!! it's not perfect but i love it anyways!
Here it is:


I used random alternating knit and purl rows, after I accidentally did the wrong one and messed up my stockinette... but i like it better this way  Smiley


Close-up of the fringe (this is the bad end... oops!!)


and of course, it's hot pink (my favorite color!!) and i hope to use it a lot in the winter!  Smiley

>>update<<
i just finished my second knitting project (another scarf) and i am even more proud of this one than the first! it's supremely FIERCE!! it took me about a week and a half, and i love it tons! here it is, in all its stripey glory...





thanks for your compliments and encouragement! hopefully i can move up from scarves soon!  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2008 04:11:57 PM »

That's so good for your first project! I like how you've knitted the purls and knits Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2008 04:20:43 PM »

Oh my goodness.  This is infinitely better than my first ever knitting adventure was (of course, also a scarf).
You are destined for knitting greatness.  Keep at it.   Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2008 03:01:01 AM »

That is really great for a first project!  My first one (also a scarf) I affectionately call 'the mat' because that's what it looks like...  If you can knit and purl you can pretty much do any kind of knit you want - you'll be amazed at how those two stitches in different patterns can make so much different looking stuff! Grin
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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2008 04:41:51 AM »

Great job!! My first project (scarf) was so ugly and holey. Yours is fab!! I love the alternating rows too.
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« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2008 08:34:05 AM »

You did great for your first knitting project... I'm kind of jealous, actually.

Welcome to the dark side... Muahahaha!
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« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2008 10:38:19 AM »

cuteness! i, too, love the random gartery bits. also, since you learned both K and P in one go, you will probably never hate to purl. which is good.
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« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2008 09:05:20 PM »

that's so adorable- congratulations! i'm hoping to learn how to knit fairly soon... Roll Eyes
and i love the color
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« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2008 02:43:58 PM »

Very similar to my first knitting project (a scarf), but yours looks waaayy better.
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« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2008 06:46:49 PM »

I love the color, you used! Good job!
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« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2008 12:11:20 AM »

Cute! I really like the colours you chose for the second scarf.
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scotchtape
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2008 04:25:57 PM »

thanks... my dad insisted that it was an "italian" scarf (minus the fact that italian colors are red, white, and grass green, not raspberry pink, cream, and olive green). also, i am not one bit italian, so his comment doesn't even make sense! oh well, i'm excited to wear it tons this winter  Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2008 08:53:09 AM »

I love both of the scarves. The colors match so well for the second scarf!<3 That's really good for a beginning project.  Yours looks way better than my first knit. Grin 
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