Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Valerie's first completed knitting project

Hello, friends! I decided my signature color will be purple, so you always know it is me. I am happy to show off my first ever completed knitting project. Scarves were just so darn boring, I don't think I ever finished one! So, here is a baby bonnet I knit for my friend Kim, who is having a baby in November. In just one project, I learned how to bind off part of a row, sew seams, pick up stitches, weave in ends, and knit an i-cord.

The yarn is incredibly soft! I HIGHLY recommend it. It's Lang Zoom yarn, which is part merino, part wool, part acrylic. I swear, softest ever. Perfect for baby knitting.

(Pardon the poor photography skills. We decided to get the best pictures we needed a model, and the bear was the only thing we could find.)


Elizabeth said...

I read something on knitty.com about how scarves really aren't the best project for new knitters. They do take a while and can be pretty repetitive for people looking to learn new skills.

Brava to Val, for stepping outside of the scarf box, while at the same time reminding us of the adorableness of bonnets! So cute.

Keren said...

This is pretty cute. Do you have a pattern?

Keren said...

On an unrelated note, I'm a little disturbed by the fact that this cite knows who I am without me telling it.

Elizabeth said...

Blame Google.

Valerie said...

It's from the book "Last Minute Knitted Gifts" which I own thanks to Hannah. Great book.

I agree with whatever you read, Elizabeth. This was a way more fun beginner's project than any scarf.