Sunday, April 02, 2006

Finished Objects: My first scarves

These have been done for a few weeks, I'm just now getting around to posting them. My first "finished object" was a stockinette stitch scarf that has since been ripped out and I'll reuse the yarn for something else, so technically, these are the firsts.

Finished Object #1:

Pattern: It's a garter stitch scarf (obviously nearly everyones first finished object)
Yarn: JoAnn Sensations Thick n' Thin in purple
Needles: Monsters... Boye size 35

Obviously, this went quick. It was a good use of this strange yarn that I already had that I didn't know what else to do with.

I had attempted crocheting with it a few times and couldn't find my stitches. I also attempted with still big but smaller needles and couldn't really get it to do much then either. Then I remembered that I had these monster needles that my grandmother had sent and I decided to try it. Two skeins of yarn and about two hours later, I had a finished scarf. It's warm, soft, and stretchy and I've had several compliments on it when I've worn it.

Finished Object #2:

Pattern: Long skinny ribbed scarf (2x2 ribbing over 20 stitches)
Yarn: JoAnn Sensations Angel Hair in Berry
Needles: US 8

This took a bit longer, but the results are what I wanted in a scarf when I started it. I wanted something long and skinny yet warm and a little chunky too. This yarn is soft and has a little fuzz to it but it was still easy to see my stitches. It was a good piece to really learn and hone in on, and by the time I finished it, I felt like a knitter and was ready to move on to other endeavors and a slew of new knitting skills. It was after I finished this scarf that I started the two hats I made for my mom and after those the Sophie bag. (all to be featured in their own way soon).


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