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redheadrachel
06-03-2007, 11:55 AM
Hey everyone. I've been knitting for several months now (I learned from this site, actually, or I wouldn't know how to knit at all) and I've yet to post any of my projects. Why? Fear, plain and simple. See, I'm fairly new to knitting, and it's a bit intimidating to be watching all the beautiful socks and fancy sweaters that you all knit. Until now, I have been afraid to post my own projects, because I know they pale in comparison.

But I've decided to be brave and basically just get over it. So here, I'm posting some of my recent projects. :D This is a big moment for me! lol

This was a free poncho pattern from Lion Brand, made with Trellis yarn in Stained glass. It makes me feel really glamorous, and it's so fun to wear on a rainy, dreary day like today.
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/RedheadRachel/Knitting001.jpg

This next one was actually my first knitting project ever, and I love it. It's an Irish Hiking Scarf, Limelight from Caron Simply Soft Brites.
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/RedheadRachel/Knitting003.jpg
And a little bit of close up:
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/RedheadRachel/Knitting004.jpg

This is the project I'm working on right now. It's a free pattern on Lionbrand's website, the Cable Comfort Throw. I've only got two of the five panels so far. Instead of using their Wool-ease Thick 'n' Quick, I am using double strands of their regular worsted weight Wool Ease, in Fisherman.
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/RedheadRachel/Knitting005.jpg

Please share your thoughts, but be gentle! :D

Lucy Fan
06-03-2007, 12:10 PM
Awesome! I can't believe your first project was the irish hiking scarf...all those cables! Everything looks great.

GinnyG
06-03-2007, 12:43 PM
Cables on your first project, WOW BRAVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Everything is very nice!

nadja la claire
06-03-2007, 02:02 PM
I love them all. :inlove: The wrap is gorgeous and it is indeed very glamorous and cheery and I just adore the scarves. :inlove: :inlove: I love cables. Bravo!!!!! :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

:muah: :hug:

Nadja :knitting:

nuknitter
06-03-2007, 03:40 PM
No need to be gentle, we'll be throwing LOTS of praise at you!! Good for you for hiking the courage up to show your work - I remember my trepidation too.

Seriously good work, especially for a beginner - please continue to show your stuff, as now we know it'll be good!

DeAnzaJig
06-03-2007, 03:54 PM
I :heart: your Irish hiking scarf! The cables are awesome and the color is perfect. Very cool first project.

The poncho looks really nice on you.

You'll be cranking out sweaters and socks in no time. :lol:

tootie44
06-03-2007, 05:02 PM
Those are beautiful! You are so brave to do cables on your first project!

nonny2t
06-03-2007, 05:16 PM
Everything is simply gorgeous. The poncho pattern, what is it called? I have a big stash left of ribbon yarn from a shell I made and wanted a shawl or something to go over it to cover my arms and this looks like just the ticket.

redheadrachel
06-03-2007, 06:45 PM
The Poncho pattern is from Lionbrand, called Trellis Poncho and it's super easy and quick, using Size 15 needles. :)

Thanks for the feedback everyone! I wanted my first project to be something that I would really want to wear, and when I read (and saw, from the video) that cables were pretty easy, I decided to give it a try. I definitely got a lot of practice in with that first project, and now I feel like a pro at it!

This was far less painful than I had imagined - I'll definitely be posting pictures of my projects in the future! :D

soobeeoz
06-03-2007, 07:08 PM
Great job on all of your projects! Your stitches are so even, it looks like you've been knitting for years. :cheering: