View Full Version : A noob sharing a f.o blanket

03-16-2007, 08:56 PM
:waving: Hi, I just joined this forum today and have been knitting ever since Jan 2007 and now I am hooked :woohoo: . I am a complete noob still getting the hang of knitting. I just wanted to share a pic of one of the projects I am working on for my nephew, a baby blanket. I incorporated seed stitch and lacy chevron and used Caron Simply Soft to knit it xxx , with size 10 needles. Thank you for looking.

03-16-2007, 09:02 PM
Wow! That's pretty impressive (for a newbie or non-newbie). :cheering:

03-16-2007, 09:05 PM
Very nice! It's hard to believe you are new to knitting! :cheering:

03-16-2007, 09:17 PM
:oops: Thank you sooo much for the kind words Rorygilmore and Jillle.

Jan in CA
03-16-2007, 10:29 PM
That is truly beautiful!

03-16-2007, 10:31 PM

My first projects did NOT look that pretty!!!


03-16-2007, 10:53 PM
What an impressive first project! I are impressed, chere! :passedout:

How long did it take you to complete? Size?


landolphe :cheering:

03-16-2007, 11:13 PM
Thank you auburnchick, Jan in Ca and landolphe for your kind words :oops: .
Oh and landolphe it took me about 2 weeks to finish the blanket (long sleepless nights) and the measurements are 37" across and 40" down. lol I would've made it even bigger if my bf didn't stop to remind me that it was for a 1y/o. :rofl:

03-17-2007, 12:11 AM
Very nice! Impressive for a "noob", and fast too!

Nice to see another New Yorker too - which part are you in?

03-17-2007, 09:41 AM
impressive and beautiful! a gift to cherish...

nadja la claire
03-17-2007, 10:05 AM
:cheering: :cheering: :cheering: That is beautiful!!!!! :inlove: You are truly talented. :notworthy: :notworthy:

:muah: :hug:

Nadja xxx

03-17-2007, 11:09 AM
I have to agree with everyone else. My newbie projects included a scarf and a scarf and a scarf and a scarf. ;) Your blanket is beautiful.

03-17-2007, 11:53 AM
It's fabulous! I'm impressed.

03-17-2007, 12:04 PM
:oops: :hug: Thank you Susan, Ronda, Nadja, Mary and Cindy for all the kind words...
Btw, Cindy I live in Queens, NY about 15 mins away from Manhattan. :D

03-17-2007, 12:39 PM
Wow~! :thud:

What a great 1st project.............or any project~! :oops:

03-17-2007, 01:48 PM
First Project??? Mine was a garter scarf! The blanket looks great, I really like that sitch.

03-17-2007, 03:23 PM
Thank you Ainee and Contiknitter :oops: .

Tamar Dohel
03-17-2007, 03:35 PM
It's lovely!

You must be a Continental knitter because of that seed st. It's a right pain for throwers like me.


03-17-2007, 06:19 PM
Way better than my bubble gum pink sofy eyelash/fun-fur type scarf
your amazing
good job

welcome to the knitting help family

03-18-2007, 03:31 PM
:hug: Thank you everyone for the warm welcome and kind messages.

03-19-2007, 12:32 AM
Cool.. I live in Queens also~ :waving: Currently in Elmhurst but will be back in Bayside (where I'm originally from) in 2 weeks...

03-19-2007, 09:26 AM
Great job!!! A wonderful first project!

03-19-2007, 01:29 PM
Thank you Sara_Jayne :oops: .
Btw, Cindy that's so cool, I live in Jackson Heights very close to Elmhurst. Bayside sounds great!! I lived their about 10 years ago 1 block away from Crocheron park and about 5 blocks away from that Pizzeria Uno on Bell Blvd.

03-19-2007, 01:41 PM

My first projects did NOT look that pretty!!!


You said it! It is absolutely beautiful :)

03-19-2007, 03:02 PM
Excellent job! I started knitting in Feb, and still can't master the Purl stitch!

03-19-2007, 06:43 PM
See, my newbie projects had holes in them, but the holes were not on purpose.


how do you make the lacey chevron pattern.

03-19-2007, 09:11 PM
Thank you Tamar, ecb, Kathyincali, zebstriped and chee7e for all the kind words :oops: .

Btw Chee7e the pattern is worked over 11 sts.

Rows 1,3,5,7 (ws): Purl
Row 2: k1,yo,sl 1, k1, psso, k5, k2tog, yo, k1.
Row 4: k2,yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k3, k2tog, yo, k2
Row 6: K3, yo, sl 1, k1,psso,k1, k2tog, yo, k3
Row 8: k4,yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k4
Repeat these 8 rows: finishing with a row 8

03-19-2007, 10:03 PM
Awesome! What a small world...

I'm going to miss Elmhurst a little bit, but that's one good thing about Bayside...the peace and quiet! I also have to check out the yarn store in Bayside...I wasn't obsessed with knitting yet when I lived there last! Not sure where the Pizzeria Uno is..is that near the LIRR station?

03-19-2007, 10:36 PM
Definitely a small world Cindy!!! You have to let me know how the yarn store is over there!! BTW, Yes the Pizzeria Uno is about 3 blocks away from the L.I.R.R. I remember there being a movie theater around there as well. Bayside is a great place to live~ Lol but Elmhurst definitely has its charm too. :teehee:

03-19-2007, 11:19 PM
Beautiful 1st project! Congrats! :cheering:

03-20-2007, 12:08 AM
lol I would've made it even bigger if my bf didn't stop to remind me that it was for a 1y/o. :rofl:

Next time, tell him 1 yo's grow fast, lol!

great job

03-20-2007, 04:56 PM
Thank you Thischicknits and Jess_hawk ^_^ and Jess_hawk :rofl: :roflhard: ... exactly!!! lol

03-21-2007, 12:23 AM
oh my goodness! You certainly have neat even stitches! I cannot wait to see what you do in the future!!
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03-22-2007, 10:31 PM
:oops: :hug: Thank you for the kind words Monidew :-), lol it looks like I will be knitting more blankets since I have another Nephew and a Niece that also want blankets :pout:, I don't know when I will be able to finish them though........... :wall: :rofl:

04-02-2007, 12:38 PM
:cheering: nice lace!

04-02-2007, 01:27 PM
Wow, that's pretty incredible!

I bought some lace yarn, but I'm still chicken. :wall:

04-04-2007, 07:01 PM
:oops: :hug: Thank you for all the kind words Dewdrops and Webigail.