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Old 09-06-2005, 10:07 AM   #1
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OK, somebody suggested a while ago (I'd give credit, but I have a notoriously bad memory and can't remember who it was ) that we start a thread showcasing our first projects. Since I just happened to find mine today, I figured I'd go first. Please join in!!

My first projects were slippers. I couldn't find any patterns that I really loved (this was before I saw the FT clogs - those are awesome!!) so I made up some of my own. Clockwise, a slipper knitted flat and then seamed at the toe and up the front in garter stitch, another one done the same way in a really pretty raspberry boucle that I love, my very first try at a Mary Jane style slipper done with some yarn left over from a blanket that I crocheted for DH a few years ago, and a badly executed (my increases were way off because I neglected to read the pattern correctly)version of the Pocketbook Slipper, which is what I ended up making almost everyone (scroll down to see what it looks like on - not so bad, really). In the background you can see my practice swatch of basketweave...
All of these were done in the first week I learned how to knit. I did a TON of stuff that first month, but almost all of it was given away for Xmas.

OK, everyone, let's see em! Warts and all!
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Old 09-06-2005, 10:28 AM   #2
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there's mine. i think my eyes prolly bugged outta my head when i heard how much the yarn cost that i picked out for my very first project. as i recall it was $20 for the hank. yeah i am actually better at what i do know and i STILL haven't bought yarn that expensive again. sheesh. AND i don't even have it anymore...lol...i gave it as a gift. It took me longer to finish it than it should have only because after i bound off i couldn't figure out what to do with that last loop. None of the videos i looked at showed what to do with it after you bind off. :rollseyes:
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Old 09-06-2005, 11:11 AM   #3
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The first project that I didn't frogged was a gigantic over 2m long grey scarf. Actually, I don't even know were it is now...searches...hmm...nope, no scarf there
Acccording to a post over at craftster I began knitting this one two weeks after I began knitting and finished it a week later. Can't really remember anything about it anymore(posted there on the 13. September).
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Old 09-06-2005, 12:14 PM   #4
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My first projects were a dishrag, a purse, and a baby blanket had them going all at once.. The dishrag is a doiley ?sp on my dinning table hodling a candle cause I won't use it.. The purse went to my lil girl cause it turned out smaller than what I thought it would and the first afghan I made went to her Memory chest she will get it when she turns 18...
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Old 09-06-2005, 12:30 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by dustinac
My first projects were a dishrag, a purse, and a baby blanket had them going all at once.. The dishrag is a doiley ?sp on my dinning table hodling a candle cause I won't use it.. The purse went to my lil girl cause it turned out smaller than what I thought it would and the first afghan I made went to her Memory chest she will get it when she turns 18...
:( I can't see the washcloth and bag. The pic is too dark :(
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Old 09-06-2005, 12:38 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by brendajos
... It took me longer to finish it than it should have only because after i bound off i couldn't figure out what to do with that last loop. None of the videos i looked at showed what to do with it after you bind off. :rollseyes:
I know... I looked and looked around to find out, and finally I just figured that all you did with the last st in crochet was to cut the yarn and pull it through, I'd give it a try - worked good enough for me!!!
Beautiful scarf, what a wonderful thing to create on your first try!

Javede, I love yours, too - it looks so comfy and snuggly...

Dustinac - I like the colors in that blanket...and are those bobbles???

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:( I can't see the washcloth and bag. The pic is too dark :(
I'm sorry :( wonder why it looks so dark on my screen it doesn't...



punkhippiemom~ I haven't done any bobbles yet but want to after seeing them on knitty gritty.. I knitted flowers and butterflies and attached them on the afghan
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Javede - Do you still have the pattern for that scarf? I think I'll try it for my first project.
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I'm sorry :( wonder why it looks so dark on my screen it doesn't...
Weeeelll ... judging by the blankey, I'm positive that your bag and cloth look splendid, simply splendid!
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When I started knitting I made myself knit through an entire skein of Red Heart before I was allowed to learn to purl. The result was a freakishly long scarf. I wouldn't wear it or anything...but I just love how it looks awful at the beginning (right) and all nice and even at the end. Ah, progress!
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