Monday, August 29, 2011

Because it was finally time to try....

This is what I started with - books to review skills learned 30 odd years ago... some sumptious yarn, and a new pair of larger sized needles.

After a few swatches, and a 5 stitch wide scarf knit for the Munchkin's stuffed monkey (with his help), I was able to concentrate a bit on MY project and this is how far I have gotten...

I was not happy with the swatches with the needles I bought - so I went smaller - using a pair of circular needles that Mom gave me back in October from her knitting box.  This is a very wide project, so that actually works better.  

Now to figure out why my stitch count has grown from 77 to 83?!?!?  I think I know... but this yarn and project is very forgiving, so I think I am ok - as long as it does not grow higher!!!

 

8 comments:

jillquilts said...

WAY TO GO!!! A Convert!! :-D

And your knitting looks great!

SewPaula said...

Looks good, I think. I haven't yet been brave enough to try. I can manage one crochet hook but not two needles. Looking forward to seeing how you progress. It is nice to have the hand work for mindless tv watching.

sue crane said...

Love the yarn!

Barb said...

Good for you!!!!

Higgins Design Studio said...

You got the mysterious stitch increasing gene too? That and out funny, itchy vanishing bumps... I am so glad I have someone else in the family that has some of my quirks! Love you!
Cindy

Karen said...

My first knitting project was a full-sized scarf that woud up MUCH wider on one end! It's good to know it's genetic. I can't get rid of it now though... it's from the same yarn as the prayer shawl that grandma had in the hospital, so it's suddenly a lot more special to me.

Jean said...

You're braver than I am.

I see Jill got to ya. hahahahahaha!

Jennifer said...

Can't wait to see the finished project!