Sep 9th, 2005
I started knitting in February 2004. My first project was a red scarf in Lamb’s Pride Prairie Fire bulky yarn in knit stitch. It was a birthday present for my friend Valerye, my pen pal of twelve and a half years and someone I’ve never met in person.
At this point I realized I needed to do something that (1) wasn’t a scarf and (2) used a different yarn. So I embarked on the three-scarf ruana from Sally Melville’s Knit Stitch . . . and over a year and a half later, I’m still working on it. It’s a lot of knitting in a small yarn with small needles–definitely not something that gets finished quickly.
I decided I needed to feel the sense of satisfaction that comes from finishing a project. So I chose a little project to work on: baby stuff. I bought Debbie Bliss’s Baby Knits for Beginners and got to work on the patchwork baby quilt. This item required a LOT of seaming, which I didn’t finish until a year later, when I was expecting my daughter, Sylvia. I discovered that seaming is not my forte. I call this blanket the “Frankenblanket” for a reason. Fortunately, she doesn’t care.
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