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melbell
09-17-2007, 03:59 PM
I am just teaching myself to knit and here are the results of my first "project".

My husband lovingly refers to this as his "toe blanket". ;)

http://img.melbell.com/knit.jpg

PurlyGyrl
09-17-2007, 04:06 PM
Toe blanket! :roflhard:

melbell
09-17-2007, 04:18 PM
It was pretty tough to make! ;) I can probably find you a pattern if you'd like!!! :woot:

Jan in CA
09-17-2007, 04:31 PM
:thumbsup: Keep going!

Ingrid
09-17-2007, 08:10 PM
:cheering::cheering: My first project was similar. I called it a Barbie skirt.:teehee:

Slim
09-17-2007, 08:29 PM
You're doing great! I like the colors.

melbell
09-17-2007, 09:28 PM
hehe thanks for the encouragement guys.

i went and bought some plain white yarn so that it would be easier to see my stitches and i'm working on a big square or something right now...i casted on 50 stitches and last time i counted i somehow had 56!! :roflhard: not sure how that happened!

Right now I'm practicing the purl stitch and ouch my hands are hurting!! :frog:

MerigoldinWA
09-17-2007, 09:35 PM
Sometimes those extra stitches come from the first stitch on each row. If you let the yarn come around from the wrong side it will look like two stitches instead of just the one that it really is. If you knit both of those you add a stitch. Be real careful on the first stitch of each row and see if that helps.

melbell
09-17-2007, 10:30 PM
cool thanks for that tip! I will keep that in mind

nonny2t
09-18-2007, 06:07 AM
Your toe blanket is just spectacular! :roflhard::muah:

ritaw
09-18-2007, 06:49 AM
I love the toe blanket.:)

Keep going , you are doing just fine.

dustinac
09-18-2007, 07:38 AM
I love the toe blanket!! You are doing a great job :happydance:

msmelody
09-19-2007, 06:00 AM
I can always use a good toe blanket. Never can keep my toes warm.:roflhard:

Prazzie
09-19-2007, 07:05 AM
Your husband sounds like a hoot!

I'm teaching my boyfriend to knit (you know, since I'm such a pro, knitting for two whole months now) and he keeps splitting the yarn and ending up with an extra stitch. So also check for that.

Maybe the current square can become an ankle blanket, then you can knit a leg blanket, knee blanket, connect all of those to a hip bone blanket...and end up with a person-sized blanket. :mrgreen:

melbell
09-19-2007, 07:57 AM
hehe, I'm not going to be adding on to the toe blanket. It was mostly just to get me started and see if I even liked knitting.

Right now I have on my needles just a big piece of white knitting where I'm learning the stitches and practicing them in different combinations, etc.

I bought some yarn to make a baby blanket for my nephew that will be born this week but I'm not quite ready yet to start an actual project just yet, so that will have to wait a few days at least.

Suziblues
09-19-2007, 08:37 AM
I just LOVE this 'toe blanket'! :woohoo:

Nobones
09-19-2007, 08:41 AM
:roflhard: I love that toe blanket! What a cool hubby you have there!

melbell
09-19-2007, 08:42 AM
heh Thanks, Suzi...the magical part about the toe blanket is that it could double as a Barbie shoulder wrap or even a finger warmer!!

It's multi-functional!! :woot:

dagny
09-19-2007, 01:31 PM
:rofl::roflhard: that is the funniest thing I've heard this week.

I love your toe blanket! My first project looked like a moldy piece of pizza (it was a yellow and green blanket that I never finished so it was just a yellow triangle with a green tip LOL)

Itsabtme
09-19-2007, 01:36 PM
:roflhard:Too Funny!! I love it!

I was just worried about poking my eye out when I started.

melbell
09-19-2007, 01:52 PM
haha, I didn't dare start with something as big as a blanket!!!

And as for putting my eyes out...let's just say I got lucky and none of the FLYING needles managed to land a fatal blow to anything easily damagable!! :aww:

laikabear
09-19-2007, 02:08 PM
If you watch Amy's video "Demo of a Small Project," she makes something similar - a blanket for a bug. :teehee:

Seriously though check out that video if you have broadband internet. I was doing that thing where you knit the first stitch of the row as 2 (had the yarn going the wrong way) on the first square I made, and it kept getting bigger and bigger and bigger... Then I watched the video and figured out what I was doing wrong. :rofl:

Welcome to KH! It is a great place. You'll get help and encouragement all the way. :cheering::hug:

melbell
09-19-2007, 03:30 PM
i have watched that little probably 3 times...but i'm probably still messing up that first stitch!!

I will have to watch it again and see exactly what i might be messing up.

And so far i absolutely LOVE this site...it's just so awesome and so helpful. WAY much more so than the diagrams in the books that you can buy at the store.

pauly81
09-20-2007, 03:04 AM
Cool start.... if you cast on around 12 stitches and just keep knitting you will have a realy cool skinny scarf. You will love it!!
your doing great