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« on: July 26, 2005 07:27:44 PM »

I'm not only new to this site, I am also a new knitter.  My first project was a dishcloth.  Pretty simple.  What I would like to know is your first knitting project.  Pictures would be great, that way I won't feel so bad about my horrible dishcloth (i love how my knitting a square can actually be called something).

« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2005 07:34:39 PM »

My first project was a pillow made from 8 garter stitch squares sewed together.  I made it almost 8 years ago, and I still have it (and display it proudly on my living room couch).  My husband is not home right now, and he has the camera, so I can't take a picture of it.  But I'll try to get a photo up here soon.
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« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2005 07:37:03 PM »

I dont have a picture cause I gave it as a gift but my first knitted project was a doll for my adopted cousin.  It was pretty simple, knit all in garter stitch with embroidered features and hair.... my second project was a little jacket and skirt for it.

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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2005 03:55:24 AM »

My first project was a PATHETIC excuse for a dishcloth. I kept going so it was a little rectangular, but large enough that my boyfriend at the time (husband now) could use it for a washcloth. He's kept it and claims to cherish it, so he won't use it as a washcloth. I used Sugar & Cream (or is it the other way around?) and metal needles. Ack. Lots of holes, way uneven edges. But my next one was better.

Then I got wood needles and different yarn and tackled a scarf, then jumped to circs for a chemo cap.

Welcome to the wonderful (and addictive) world of knitting!

« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2005 11:18:46 AM »

my first was a scarf, unless you count the many rectangles i knit and took apart, trying to think of something to do.

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« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2005 05:38:24 PM »

My first was a toque with double-pointed needles.  After that came a pillow for a friend with her name on it in duplicate stitch.
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2005 06:45:59 PM »

My first project was a scarf made out of Red Heart. It was stockinette stitch- knit on one side, purl on the other. I didn't know then that this stich will curl no matter what, so I ironed it thinking it would flatten out. Since it was acrylic, it melted! I have learned so much since then about knitting and fibers.  Cheesy  I'm sure your washcloth is just fine for a first project. Keep at it! Knitting gets so much easier the more you work at it.

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« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2005 07:23:25 PM »

My first knitting project was a garter stitch scarf...I just kept knitting and knitting and worked on it for like 5 months, and it's literally about 20 feet long. I still have it, cause I can't throw it away after all that work, but I have no damn idea what to do with it!

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« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2005 08:45:59 PM »

Mine was also a garter stitch scarf, in horrible colors (orange-red and black stripes!  yikes!) in a bulky Lion Brand yarn.  I started with, like, 20 stitiches, went up to 32 at some point, and then mysteriously back to 20-something by the end.  I remember calling a friend and being like, "I keep adding stitches...what's wrong with me!?"

I donated the scarf to Goodwill this summer.  I wonder if anyone has bought it?...
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2005 03:09:43 PM »

I started doing a scarf out of yummy koigu and undid it 3 times; the last time because I didn't have enough yarn for the width (WAY to short). The last time I made it skinny and modeled it after the wavy gravy pattern out of Stitch and Bitch

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