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« on: March 14, 2010 10:39:40 AM »

Last week I posted a sort-of 1st project, a wrist warmer that came into being because I was attempting a scarf and got bored with the colors I was using. A few days ago my daughter decided she wanted a scarf, so I picked out something in bright pinks (her favorite) and got to work.

I've only been knitting for a week, but I was getting so bored doing nothing but garter and stockinette stitch. So I decided to just play around with it, and wound up doing k5 or 6 then p1 or 2, experimenting to see what would happen. In the end, I got a very...interesting pattern  Cheesy

I added some very hasty tassels at the last minute, and Cthulhu knows there are plenty of mistakes here (like when I was binding off and pulled something way too tight, making the one end all wonky). But my daughter absolutely loves it, and that makes me happy. I wish I would have worked with something better (it's acrylic), but since I was practicing I didn't want to mess up anything too nice.

Here it is, with an action shot (I wish the pattern would have shown up better):






I am so in love with knitting, it's absurd. C&C very welcome (I never know what exactly I'm doing wrong)!

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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2010 11:09:35 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2010 12:53:49 PM »

Nice job!
I love the color and the pattern.
I've been knitting for awhile and find that most patterns require a little tweaking. Some on purpose and some by accident.
When you feel confident enough be sure to try out some nice bamboo needles with a great natural fiber yarn... it's so worth the expense.
That being said, acrylic has some of the best colors and you don't have to skip paying the rent just to make something.
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2010 03:02:34 PM »

Thank you!

I want to try some natural fibers so badly. I saw some alpaca that was amazing, but I'm afraid to spend the money on it (or something like it) until I get a little better.

I've never heard of bamboo needles! I'm going to have to find some, mine right now are the aluminum kind from the kit I got.
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