Mom says I’m doing well for a newbie. So far, all I feel comfortable doing is a simple knit stitch, but you can make quite a variety of pretty things just using that stitch, just varying the yarns and the needle sizes.
The Dr. Who-ish scarf was made with Lion Brand’s Amazing ™ Wildflowers worsted weight yarn. Three skeins, minus the messes I unraveled because I was just learning. It’s really a bit longer than I’d like, but I think I cast on fewer stitches than the pattern asked for, because I didn’t really expect it to come out well, so I just kept knitting for practice. Oh, and I used #9 needles.
The ruffly one looks very difficult but is very easy. Not just easy easy, easy peasy! Also made with #9 needles, but I bought bamboo needles for these, because the loops want to slide off of metal needles, and the wooden ones hold it better.
I made one of these for my pal Jane (Hi, Jane!) and one each for daughters #1 through #4, inclusive. For #1 and #3, I used Premier Starbella; #1 had Wheat Fields because she likes yellow and #3 had Autumn (shown in my pictures) because her 20-yr-old son told me, “Mom mainly wears Earth tones.”
Jane and daughters #2 and #4 had Red Heart Boutique Sashay; Jane had Tutu, #2 daughter had Twist, and #4 daughter had Turquoise.
I’m still working on the goofy project: the one I bought ONE skein of yarn for when the project called for FOUR. Well see how that turns out. I have my little ideas on that subject….
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character takes up a new craft and swamps his or her friends and relations with the products.