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urban_artisan
03-14-2007, 11:24 AM
I was feeling pretty confident in my knitting and decided it was time to move beyond scarves. I chose a fairly simple knitting pattern (Anouk (http://www.knitty.com/issuespring04/PATTanouk.html)) for my friend's baby (I will try a toy next, but I didn't want to scare her children with misshapen animals :lol: )

Being a complete newbie, I believed the nice ladies at the knit-in who assured me that the yarn I picked out was perfect and that there was no need to knit a gauge swatch... pffffft! :wall: So I headed back this week and sat down with the owner. Not only am I learning to read a pattern, I learned how to convert an entire pattern to gauge AND knit intarsia for the pockets! I also learned how to fix my boo boos without unraveling... I'm on a roll :happydance:

I think I can officially call myself a knitter :cheering:

Next I plan to conquer the sock! :lol:

Abbily
03-14-2007, 11:25 AM
Good for you! :) Now, where are the pics?

urban_artisan
03-14-2007, 11:29 AM
Good for you! :) Now, where are the pics?

I'm starting over from scratch with my new pattern, but I have pretty intarsia pocket! I'll post a WIP post later tonight. :)

MoniDew
03-14-2007, 12:32 PM
Being a complete newbie, I believed the nice ladies at the knit-in who assured me that the yarn I picked out was perfect and that there was no need to knit a gauge swatch... pffffft! :wall:

pffffft! is right! Every pair of hands is different, will hold the yarn in a different tension, etc. Always swatch! but I guess you know that now! :roflhard:
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aineepooh1
03-14-2007, 01:07 PM
Yep~ You earned your stripes~~

but you know what they say.. LIve and Learn~ :eyebrow:

Cristy
03-14-2007, 01:17 PM
Hey---good for you!! I can't wait to see the picture of that pocket...