I finished my first scarf earlier this week, I’m quite satisfied with the result even though there are a few mistakes, my need for perfection did not beat my laziness this time. One stitch wrong is not enough for me to go back a few rows to correct it. Three stitches in a row, on the other hand, is a too big mistake even if it’s six rows back.. I can’t say I regret the choice, luckily! I’ll just have to be more careful next when I’m knitting the second scarf.
As the white scarf is finished I continued my work with the black shawl. I’ve used up one of ten balls and I think it will be nice when I’m done. I just wish I remembered to knit the first row with purl stitches to avoid the curl at the ends that easily happens when knitting stocking stitch.
Another nice knitted item I have is a kitten my friend Malin made me a few years ago. I think she gave it to me the first or second time we met and I still keep it on my computer desk, it’s so cute!
My fingertips are soar and it feels like I have small parts of wool in my throat. The yarn does wear off small threads/pieces when I’m working with it, I think I’m inhaling it or it could be something my mind made up. Not sure yet.
Anyway, the knitting is going very good! I’m half way through the first scarf and my fingertips feels like they used to when I practiced playing on my guitar 15 years ago.. I think it’s getting better the more I knit but hopefully I’ll be able to let my fingertips rest today at least. Knitting is very addictive and my boss said ”it looks a bit manic Therese…”, I laughed and put the knitting away.
Yesterday I got another package with crafting stuff! YAY! I have been waiting almost three weeks and it was full of goodies!
Some scrapbooking items, some jewelcrafting materials, something for sewing and a few other projects I have to create.
I noticed ten bolts of acrylic yarn and I remembered what my needles were for, I’m going to knit a shawl. I put up 58 stitches and started knitting a few rows stocking stitch.
It will be about 50 cm wide, not sure how to finish it, if it’s going to be a long scarf or if I’m going to sew two pieces together and make it a V or so.. I’ll figure it out later on!
When I knitted the first rows I realized the shawl will be very warm! Just by holding the yarn made my fingers warm and cozy, the white scarf makes my fingers colder, but that could be because of the metallic needles.. the other ones are made out of plastic. I hate them.
I received a package yesterday containing four bolts of yarrrrn, one pair of needles and one pair of circle needles. I can’t remember what I’m supposed to use the needles for, but I guess I’ll figure it out one day when my memory is willing to work with me.
The yarn is called Raggi and is 70% wool, 30% nylon. I’m very sensitive to itching yarn so I usually go for cotton but this yarn is soft and nice. I think it’s perfect for a scarf, or two..
I haven’t knitted in about a year so I was very keen on getting started! The scarf is completely without any advanced patterns. It’s good old ribbed knitting all the way! I started with putting up 120 stitches and will continue going row by row until my yarn is finished. I will knit three knit stitches and three purl stitches, three knit, three purl and so on.
As a newbie knitter I don’t know the best way to mark the stitches when I put the knitting down for a break, but I guess I will figure it out somehow! Last time I knitted I didn’t use any markings and unfortunately there were some minor mistakes. But I was quite satisfied with the result anyway!
It was the first time I knitted on my own. Nothing too advanced, it wasn’t too hard changing colors which I was afraid of, he he. Just plain ribbed knitting and tassels (can’t stop thinking about Maria Montazami when I hear/use that word) at the ends.
It was a gift for my cousin and I think he liked it. I know his dad did because the colors are same as his favorite soccer team :P (I didn’t know that when I started but my cousin looks good in blue).
And here’s a bad picture of a scarf my beloved granny made me. She’s the one who taught me how to knit. My mom helped me getting started with the blue scarf since I had forgotten how to begin :P
It’s basically the same model as the one I made, but bigger! I had a pair of matching gloves (in the picture) but I lost one of them last winter… But soon I might be able to knit a new one!
One of the goals with my current project is to practice on making looser stitches. Last time I made my stitches very firm and it was a bit hard to work with. When I watched my granny knit, I noticed her stitches were very loose and looked easy to work with. According to my mother, my other granny used to knit with firm but even stitches. Mine are firm and uneven.. haha. Practice makes perfect so I guess I have a few hours of knitting to do!