I wonder if you remember my scarf? It was my first attempt at knitting an actual something rather than doing a few rows, getting bored and hiding it away somewhere. Well, I bought it home from uni where I’d just been doing a bit now and then and I took it up to Heather’s when we went on our mini holiday so I could do a bit while Heather crocheted and my mum knitted. But when I got it out of the bag and unrolled it, I realised it was reeeeeeeeeeeally long already. I made my mum try it on, and it was the perfect length so I had to make do with reading the Hunger Games every evening (which actually suited me just fine!).
Anyway, I brought it back home again and it’s taken me this long to just cast off and sew in the little tailey bits, because in my mind it was kind of already finished. I began to get an idea for my next project though and I needed the knitting needles, so I finished off the last little bits and then cast on my new secret project (which I’ve been pretty speedy with so far). So here is the progress of my first ever proper, wearable knitted thing:
I’m really pleased with it, but I’m also really glad I’m moving onto something else now because it was a bit boring doing the same thing over and over again. I’ve challenged myself with my new project – I’m doing something stripy! It definitely keeps you on your toes and I’ve already messed up the counting a few times but hey, that’s never been my strong point! I imagine that I’ll keep going really quickly with it for a few days and then I’ll get bored and forget about it for a bit which might mean it’ll be a while before you get to see it, especially if I take it back to uni with me. So if you don’t hear about it for a while, that’ll probably be why.
So that’s my second ever Ta Dah and I can’t wait to write my third. I’m learning that despite the stigma against knitting, you can actually make some really pretty, fashionable things (I’m not necessarily talking about my scarf here by the way!) and I’m looking forward to coming up with some other things to make in my own way, in my own time.
What new projects are you working on at the moment?