Having just learned to knit in the last 6 months, I still make a lot of errors. Especially when I have to jump up in the middle of a row to make sure that neither of my children push each other off the porch, or leaps off the kitchen table, or overflows the bathtub, or does a front flip on the tile floor. Wait, do I knit or pearl?
Not to mention keeping my yarn hidden from the dog...
I completed a scarf and a couple dish clothes, but I ripped them all out because the little mistakes bothered me. After several months of frustration, a lot of practice, a countless hours untangling, I am finally getting to where I can try to repair my errors, or be careful enough to not make them in the first place. Knitting while the children play outside, in the evenings, or with friends over tea has worked a lot better too.
And so, I am so excited to present my first pieces that have survived my perfectionism:
A scarf for Dmitri: knitted out of 100% Alpaca. So soft! I will probably sew a little embellishment on it and it will be his "wear" gift for Christmas.
A cotton dishcloth
And my current reads. I just finished Radical Homemakers and loved it! I'll have to review it soon. And "Extra Yarn" is my littles favorite, right now. We read it every night at bedtime.
Do you knit? I must admit, it's a little addicting. I can't wait to cast on something new...
I'm joining in on the Yarn Along at Small Things! = )