I started knitting in July 2008. I was going to visit some relatives and had decided now was a good time to start knitting. My friend had gifted me with some lovely knitting needles for my birthday, I had a magazine with instructions in the back that I’d picked up somewhere, and I had yarn from when I’d used some Knifty Knitters.
My first project was this blanket:
I started it that same weekend at my relatives’ house. I had my aunt take me to a craft store where I bought the circular needles and yarn I needed. My aunt helped me with the problem of knitting on the wrong side (oops!), and after that I was off! It took me four or five months to complete this afghan, but I love it. It’s warm, it’s stretchy, it’s pretty, and it’s perfect (until I point out all the imperfections 😉 ).
I completed at least one scarf after that blanket, but then found out in January that my friend was pregnant. I can’t tell you how many baby showers I’ve been to where someone made something for the baby and I was so completely envious that someone could create something with their hands. Obvs, the first thing I thought of when my friend said she was pregnant was, “What can I make for the baby?!”
I go to a knitting group on the first and third Wednesdays, and I told them about the upcoming baby and how I wanted to make something. They gave me some great ideas, and I showed them this hat and how I wished I could make it but it was crocheted and I can’t crochet. One of the ladies awesomely offered to show me how to crochet since the hat uses very basic crochet stitches, so one night she showed me how to double crochet (I already knew how to chain), triple crochet, and how to crochet into a loop, and I was off! This was the hat I crocheted:
If you look on the left side of the hat, there’ s a little flower that was also crocheted and attached on to the hat. I gave that hat to another friend who had just had a baby.
Unfortunately, it turns out my friend is having a BOY (which I didn’t know when I started crocheting these very girly hats), so this bright pink hat will be going to another friend who I KNOW is having a girl:
This is a different yarn than the light pink one. This one is a baby cashmerino. It ruffled up better than the light pink one. The light pink one is a cotton, and while it looks really cute, the ruffle wasn’t as pronounced as I was hoping it would be.
Below is a scarf I knitted that I think is super cute. It’s my favorite scarf right now. It has ruffles on the bottom. RUFFLES!
I’m currently working on two projects, both of them most likely for my friend who’s having the boy: a toy giraffe that I’m crocheting (that’s coming out super cute!) and a blanket that I’m knitting in the feather and fan stitch. I’ll be sure to post pictures when they’re completed!
Do you do anything crafty? What are you working on right now?
Edited to add: My Ravelry username is trishc, if anyone is also on Ravelry!