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20th-Nov-2008 06:34 pm
shiny, thing

Originally uploaded by innerbrat
I maded a SCARF. With MITTEN BITS at the ends. I am a proper knitter and everything!

The pattern in question is Entwined, from Knitty, knitted all in garter stitch (which means all knit, no purl, and thus perfect for someone at my non-existent skill level.

I mean, yes, there are one or two holes in it, but it's for my personal use and my clothes tend to aquire holes anyway, so it's not much of a problem for me.

Anyway, it was SO MUCH FUN to knit! It's knitted sideways, so started with casting on 225 stitches, but all bunched up on Bing's circular needle it was like having my hands hugged as I knitted. I was quite disappointed when I dropped down to the mittens and had near-empty needles. It did teach me that I might need to invest in a circular needle set if I want to do anything bigger than a straight needle in future. But there are present-getting events coming up, so you never know.

Now, of course, there's the problem of what next. I think it's about time I started making things for the Innersister's offspring, but I'm terrified anything I make will not be good enough. Which is more about my sister-related anxiety than anything else, I think.

Oh well, I made a thing and I can be proud of it.
20th-Nov-2008 06:46 pm (UTC)
Hurrah! Knitty goodness. :D I was about to wax lyrical about Ravelry and suggest you join, but I see you already have.
20th-Nov-2008 07:29 pm (UTC)

*snoogles it*

You and your scarf are adorable. <3333333333
20th-Nov-2008 07:35 pm (UTC)
Mmm, that looks delcious and snuggly. What type of wool is it ? Apart from a lovely aubergine purple coloured one.
20th-Nov-2008 07:45 pm (UTC)
It is, I think, Red Heart Super Saver worsted. And SO SOFT.
20th-Nov-2008 07:40 pm (UTC)
Hurrah. You could knit a blanket. Holes wouldn't be a problem, and the small person wouldn't grow out of it in under a minute.
20th-Nov-2008 09:21 pm (UTC)
21st-Nov-2008 11:50 am (UTC)
A scarf with mitts on the end! What a splendid idea. :)

Although I can imagine lots of comedy ways you could get entangled. If you stick both hands out to your sides simultaneously, won't you throttle yourself?

What next? How about a wooly hat? It's the right time of year! :)

Edited at 2008-11-21 11:51 (UTC)
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