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Topic: Eleanor the Elephant Dishcloth - my first knit item!!  (Read 5285 times)
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« on: February 05, 2009 03:11:25 PM »

So I taught myself how to knit... and promptly forgot.  Then taught myself again and practiced for a little while and put it down again.  Recently I just frogged (ooh I know a knitting term!) my practice square and decided I was determined to make something.  I knew I wouldn't have the patience for a scarf, plus I don't have any interesting yarn anyway.  All of my yarn is hand me down! Cheesy I've never purchased yarn in my life.  But I digress.  I picked the Eleanor the Elephant dishcloth from The Great Knit-Cloth along and got to work.  


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This is actually my second try since during my first I went from 38 stitches to 43 stitches in about 5 rows AND there was a hole in it. Cheesy So I restarted.  I also had to have photojenn undo a row for me because I got distracted at our craft group and knit when I should have purled. Cheesy  It's also VERY large because it's such a thick yarn. I apparently didn't know anything about gauge! Ah well, I like it and I think I did a decent job for my first try! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2009 03:18:53 PM »

I would say you did an excellent job!  And for the record, knitting scarves for a first project is overrated, mostly because they can be very tedious.  Good on you for choosing something this cool to pick up the knitting needles again!   Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2009 03:21:16 PM »

Thank you! Smiley  Yea I definitely wanted something less tedious or I just would've lost interest really quickly.  I want to keep knitting too badly to self-sabotage at the beginning.  Wink Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2009 03:31:38 PM »

Yay jungrrl!!!  It looks fantastic.  I made the mistake of doing a scarf as my first project.  I know if I ever have the opportunity to teach knitting, I think dishcloths are great.  Instant satisfaction. Cheesy

Before you know it, you too might become an expert at unknitting.  Or hopefully not. Wink  Keep it up.
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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2009 04:10:54 PM »

This came out great and would be so cute as new baby gift especially if you did a few with different animals. Super cute! Congrats!
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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2009 04:22:35 PM »

Thanks ladies!  And yea, myklia, hopefully I won't have to be an unknitting pro...
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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2009 07:57:57 PM »

 Wink Awesome. I am currently doing many dishcloths as a result of too many Christmas presents being hurriedly done in December. So I'm starting now.
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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2009 08:42:18 PM »

I love him! Im definatly going to knit myself one.

You did a great job
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« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2009 09:03:52 PM »

Nice work!
My mother, who helped me learn to knit when I was first getting started, ONLY knits dishcloths.   Cheesy 
It is a very satisfying thing and so immensely useful, too.  A great knit to have in the repertoire.  Scarves are not nearly as easy as they are broadcast to be... I rarely knit a scarf unless I have nothing better to do.  Kudos to you for stickin' it out and finishing it!



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« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2009 07:12:34 AM »

Thanks! Smiley
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