Tuesday, 30 September 2008

My first project

My pretty boyfriend, Nick, modelling my new scarf:

I've been knitting for around a month now but after TWICE being told I was doing things all wrong I have only just managed to finish my first project.

I'm pleased with myself because I had never used 20mm needles before, never used chunky yarn before, never used two colours before, and never actually tried to make anything specific before - but a couple of hours later I had a hella-long two-colour chunky-knit scarf!

Using the big needles and chunky yarn made it so much easier to see what I was doing and gave me a real sense of instant gratification because I could see it all happening in front of my eyes - one row gives you over an inch of knitting! It took much less concentration and didn't seem so difficult to keep hold of, so it wasn't as tiring on the old M.E. while I was getting started.

It ended up a bit wonky and untidy, but I was happy with it all the same. I'd definitely do more chunky knitting now.

If I get this sense of euphoria every time I finish a project then I'll definitely be an addict in no time at all! It's so exciting!

I can't wait to move on to more complicated stuff now. I know I should probably work on getting neater but I just want to do more!