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walmin22
06-18-2007, 12:19 PM
I'm new to knitting. My husband's Nana taught me when she came up Christmas. I started on a plain blue scarf but stopped when I saw this pattern in a book I received for Easter. I still have to knit up the tie and the patterns calls for blocking it. So with the help of the videos on this site and the help I received from Ingrid on the help forum I made this super hero cape.....

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z315/walmin22/PICT0043.jpg

walmin22
06-18-2007, 12:20 PM
And this is the front



http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z315/walmin22/PICT0045.jpg

marykz
06-18-2007, 12:24 PM
OMG- that looks great!!! what a neat project! (and a cute little superhero) I bet he will wear it to pieces. good job! what book did it come from?

Chel
06-18-2007, 12:41 PM
It looks Great!!!!!! Welcome to the wonderfully rewarding mworld of FO's!!!!!

Jan in CA
06-18-2007, 12:52 PM
Aww that's really cute! Kids love to be superheros! :teehee:

walmin22
06-18-2007, 01:06 PM
Thanks the pattern came from the book "New Knits on the Block" by Vickie Howell (Knitty Gritty).

She called for wool but I used acrylic yarn. I did make a few mistakes on the lighten bolt but my 3 year old doesn't mind a bit.

I have 2 boys (16 months apart) so I have to knit up another one before they both fight over it.

Ronda
06-18-2007, 01:08 PM
:cheering::cheering:

KnittingNat
06-18-2007, 01:52 PM
The cape and the model are cute...

Mariblue
06-18-2007, 03:20 PM
I like that! Your little superhero looks like he loves it! :thumbsup:

chrislt8
06-18-2007, 03:22 PM
This is SO cute (and the cape is TOO!) Great idea!

Miss Kittie
06-18-2007, 03:27 PM
Your superhero is pretty cute...
You did a great job on your cape....

ADAllen
06-18-2007, 05:06 PM
I've been meaning to make that cape for a bit. I'm pretty sure that our library has the book, but I haven't gotten over there to check it out yet. It is too cute!

Nobones
06-18-2007, 05:06 PM
That's a great cape, and an adventurous first project! Well done.

Knitlee
06-18-2007, 06:09 PM
So cute! My husband has identified it as Shazam's cape.;)

Duckling326
06-18-2007, 06:15 PM
Great job!! Welcome to the wonderful world of knitting!!! Can't wait to see more projects from you.

auburnchick
06-18-2007, 08:26 PM
That is adorable! Very impressive!

JoeE
06-19-2007, 11:18 AM
You did color work on your first project?!? :passedout: It looks fantastic!

WOW! Was it incredibly hard? I'm such a chicken, but I want to try it some day.

Joe

walmin22
06-19-2007, 02:15 PM
[quote=JoeE;882515]You did color work on your first project?!? :passedout: It looks fantastic!

WOW! Was it incredibly hard? I'm such a chicken, but I want to try it some day.

Joe[/quote

Thank you everyone.

Nothing was too hard. Lots of counting. I do have to say I was scared at every new stitch I had to learn. But the videos were a big help.

I'm not a crafty/artistic person. I'm very proud of myself for jumping in with both feet. So if I can do it Joe so can you.

Mary

UnspeakableJoy
06-19-2007, 02:35 PM
WOW!! What a fabulous first project!! Congrats!

mwedzi
06-19-2007, 03:14 PM
Wow, intarsia on your first project. Very impressive!

dakatzmeow
06-19-2007, 03:49 PM
i just love that his nana taught you to knit. that is so very special! and your super hero cape is adorable. but not as adorable as the model. ;)

Kaydee
06-19-2007, 04:13 PM
So cute! Your little superhero looks great!

flea
06-19-2007, 04:17 PM
That's an awesome Flash you have there right down to the hat. Great job!

ironmaiden
06-21-2007, 09:04 AM
OMG I want to make one!