1/30 First Finished Project

Because I’m in a bit of a knit design and etsy slump (both feel pointless to me right now) and because I’m knitting the boring part (i.e., the body) of two sweaters, I’ll jump on the 30 Day Knitting Challenge, which is more about blogging about knitting than knitting itself. I’m not sure where this originated, but here’s a list of all 30 prompts if you’re curious.

Day 1: What was your first finished project?

My first finished project was probably a garter stitch scarf. My Mom taught me how to crochet (first) and knit (second) when I was 6 or 7, so I’m not entirely sure, but I do remember knitting lots of garter stitch. When I picked knitting up again in 1999-2000, I probably started with a seed stitch scarf; again, I’m not entirely sure because this was long before Ravelry and before I had the bright idea to start documenting projects on my own (long defunct) website. This is probably one of my earliest photographed projects and my second attempt at colorwork – on Ravelry here.

3 responses to “1/30 First Finished Project”

  1. The hats are gorgeous! I have not gotten into colorwork as of yet; however it is on my knitting bucket list!

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    1. Thank you! Both of my boys complained that they were too itchy & wouldn’t wear them; I made them using WoolEase. I really like doing colorwork; it’s fun and addicting, in way – I love watching the pattern take shape with each row.

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  2. […] Day 1: What was your first finished project? Day 2: What is currently on your needles? Day 3: Do you have any other WIPs (works in progress)? Day 4: How did you learn how to knit? Day 5: How long did it take from the time your learned how to knit, to finish your first project? Day 6: What is your favorite piece that you’ve knit? Day 7: Your least favorite? Day 8: What’s your most challenging project? Day 9: What fiber or yarn do you love working with? Day 10: Do you have a favorite pattern or designer? Day 11: Do you have a “Knitter Hero” or someone that is just way too awesome for their own good? Do share! Day 12: Where do you keep your stash? Post pictures! Day 13: Do you have yarn that you love but can’t find a project for? Day 14: What’s the worst yarn/fiber that you’ve worked with and why? Day 15: What was your least favorite pattern and why? Day 16: Have you ever had a knitting related injury? Day 17: Have you ever had a project that you loved become ruined? What’s the story behind it? Day 18: Do you knit English or Continental? Day 19: Do you watch movies and/or listen to podcasts while knitting? What are your favorite things to knit to? Day 20: Do you knit in public? Was anyone offended/incredibly happy/curious that you were doing so? Day 21: Do you knit gifts for friends and family for the holidays or birthdays? Day 22: Have you ever stricken someone off your to-knit-for list because they didn’t appreciate/take care of your last knitted gift to them? Day 23: If you had the supplies (and patience) for it, what project would you start today? Day 24: Have you ever made your own pattern or dyed your own yarn? How did it turn out? Day 25: Do you have a knitting book or a place where you keep patterns, ideas, size measurements? Post a picture of it! Day 26: Have you ever been a part, or wanted to be a part of a knit-a-long? What was it? If not, why? Day 27: How do you acquire most of yarn? Online retailers, local yarn shops, swaps, or large chain craft stores? What’s your favorite? Day 28: Do you do any other crafts besides knitting? What are they, and did learning to knit come before or after learning these other crafts? Day 29: Do you have any tips, or things that you’ve learned from knitting? Day 30: What’s your name on Ravelry? If you don’t have a Ravelry account, why? […]

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