Monday, February 15, 2010

I can knit!

I've been wanting to learn to knit for a really long time but it always seemed so hard. My mom tried to teach me several times when I was younger, but I was never successful. I wasn't patient enough to get through the awkward stage and I hated making mistakes. I've been crocheting for several years (again, I was unsuccessful in my younger years when my mom and sisters tried to teach me. I just had to teach myself as an adult) and still enjoy making blankets, hats, and scarves, but I've always liked the look of a knit garment over a crocheted one. While I was rather impatiently waiting for Summer to be born last July, I borrowed a knitting instructional DVD from the library and learned the basics. Other than a dish cloth, I hadn't completed anything else, but I am working on a lacy scarf that takes a lot of time to do so I don't work on it much. Today I completed one side of an adorable little girl's top and I am so excited about it. The thought of making a garment truly intimidated me, but I was determined to try it and it came together really easily. The best thing of all is that it matches the pattern's measurements! The next few weeks are going to be pretty busy for me so I don't know when I'll get the other side done, but I can't wait to get it all together for Brooke. It is a size 4 so it may be a tad big on her now, but it will be perfect in just a few months I'm sure. When I complete hers, I'm going to make a matching one for Summer...they'll be so cute;)

I went ahead and had Brooke "try" it on. The shoulders will actually tie with the other half. Oh, and ignore the clothes underneath. She dressed herself today. Oh, yeah, many of you reading this didn't know that we cut Brooke's hair off...she loves it!

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  1. Awesome!! It looks great! I too want to learn hown, maybe I'll find a video. :) Brooke looks so cute with her haircut! :)

  2. Good job! You got that half done really fast; I'm proud of you.