I did it! I finished my first knitted project. It isn’t perfect but it does what it’s supposed to. I wear it under my coat and it keeps me plenty warm. It didn’t turn out as long as I thought it would be but that’s ok.
I used the Lion’s Brand Homespun yarn. It’s so soft! I may have to try making a blanket with this yarn because of how soft it is. BUT I would crochet it. This pattern was done with a basic Stockinette stich (Knit one side, pearl the other side). As I was moving down the scarf I notice the ends were curling in. I was getting kind of frustrated until I went online and saw The Stockinette stich does that. I even chatted with a older gal at Michael’s that gave me some tips like adding a border and stuff like that. As I kept going and also glanced at the picture on the pattern, I noticed that it was actually supposed to curl in. I actually liked the way it looked!
I am very excited I finally started knitting. I learned a lot from my first project and I look forward to improving as I keep going. I will admit that I am still kind of awkward when it comes to holding the yarn. I can’t seem to get the right grip for my tension. I am getting a cramp in my hand since I’m not holding in right. I hope I can figure it out because right now I don’t enjoy knitting when my hand does that.
I’m sure you are probably wondering, well why don’t you take a break and go back to crocheting? WELL I would but I already started another knitting project and I refuse to move on until I finish it! I am now currently working on a very basic knitted hat for Hailey. Ha I am a little unsure how it will turn into a hat. Want to know why? Because it looks like this right now…
I’m sure you knitters out there are thinking that it looks like a normal start to a knitted hat. To me I am very interested to see how it will be a hat. I mean it’s flat right now! (Ha) I have read the pattern very closely and I just can’t picture it yet. Luckily Kyle found a hat my sister-in-law knitted for him. I studied it a little and I think I have an idea on how it finishes… kind of.
So once the hat is done I will get back into crochet mode. I made a pretty long list (16 to be exact) of projects I want to crochet and I can’t wait to get started! So I’m trying to enjoy knitting this hat but I am also ready to be done.