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Moving on to my second knitting project! :)

I couldn’t wait to start making this little fellow. So I decided to just go for it, supported by the Craftsy class, even though I’m a newbie knitter.

So far so good! This is how far I’ve come in 1.5 day!

 

Knitting with 4 double pointed needles (dpn)

Unfortunately I’m stuck right now, because I need a 12″ circular needle and I only have a 22″. I don’t want to switch back to the DPN, because then I’m more likely to drop stitches and, as Susan B. Anderson said, it will take much more time. Guess a trip to the store is inevitable.

The pink circle points out a sloppy area. I dropped 2 stitches, but was only able to pick up one of the dropped stitches. I picked up a second, but I don’t think it was the right one. I’m not sure. I spent a good half hour re-picking up the stitches, but more logical solutions only made bigger holes in the knit ‘fabric’. I hope this was the best solution!

Knitting with a circular needle

 

Finished my first knitting project!

I think my knitting definitely improved during the second part of the scarf. There are still some minor mistakes here and there, but I ripped out a couple of rowes 3 times and now I’m done with it. It was just a trial project anyway. The first time I had to rip out some rows, because I forgot the keyhole, then it looked really ugly, and then I forgot the keyhole again…. Maybe I shouldn’t watch TV and knit at the same time?

That’s right, I decided I needed one more hobby; knitting! :)

This is my first knitted project ever. I may have tried knitting when I was about 10 years old, but I don’t think I ever made it past 2 rows.

I know it’s not exactly faultless, but I decided not to rip it out, so you could see my progress. It’s not like I feel comfortable ripping rows out and picking up stitches again, anyway. This is only half a shawl, so I’m now working on the other half. The progress should be more visible there :).

And yes, this shawl involves lace knitting, and it’s so much fun! It still needs to be blocked, though, but I haven’t watched that part of the Knitlab class on Craftsy yet. That’s the class I’m taking. I wouldn’t be able to figure this all out from a book. I’m just not visually intellectual like that. Drawings don’t make sense to me.

Can’t wait to learn many new things!

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