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Old 02-12-2007, 04:42 AM   #1
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When you made your first knitted object...
... did you ever look at it in the middle of the process and think to yourself "This is not looking quite right"? I'm kind of there right now. I'm making my first ever sweater and it looks kind of strange. Is that normal? I don't know a whole lot about yarns, which could be my first mistake I have a super bulky on the bottom of my sweater and the top is some kind of scratchy yarn
My husband thinks I should just finish it to see how it looks. I'm only on the back panel. Is it supposed to look rather funky until it's put together??

What kind of experiences did y'all have?

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Old 02-12-2007, 05:39 AM   #2
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maybe you should post a pic, so we can see what you did and if it looks funny to us. I don't recall thinking my first sweater looked funny, but I had some sewingexperience before I started knitting, so I already knew how it was supposed to look like.
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Old 02-12-2007, 11:40 AM   #3
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Oh, yes! Me!

My scarf was straight in the pattern picture, but zig-zagged in reality.

But that was an error in the pattern. What a lousy first project.
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Old 02-12-2007, 11:44 AM   #4
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this is my first sweater:



I had to reknit the arms multiple times because they would have been past his feet otherwise. I still don't know if it was the pattern or just me...

& my bf still thinks it looks funny.
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Old 02-12-2007, 12:38 PM   #5
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Yes!!

It seems like every new item I try to knit, looks like a cruel joke. I end up frogging it numerous times, before getting it remotely close. There have also been a few occasions when I realized, that although I'm a new knitter, the pattern is actually wrong.
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Old 02-12-2007, 12:48 PM   #6
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I had that with socks.

With sweaters... I just had the... "will I ever finish this?" blues.
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Old 02-12-2007, 01:19 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Birdy
I had that with socks.

With sweaters... I just had the... "will I ever finish this?" blues.
I agree with that! My first sweater took forever. Actually, I still have to seam it up ^_^;;
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Old 02-12-2007, 01:56 PM   #8
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I didn't question the shape of my object, but I did question the size, it just seemed so big, but after I finished and seamed and blocked it, the measurements were spot on, so I dunno, I guess we all go through a little doubt
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Ok here is a picture of my progress so far. This is the back panel. Doesn't it look rather wide? Or is that normal? My other concern is the pink knitting that I am working on right now. You can see through the little holes. I'm thinking that is because of the type of yarn I am using. I started this project with yarn that I had here at home. Maybe I should have gone out and bought the yarn that the pattern called for. What do y'all think? Do you think it will be alright? I mean... I could wear a cammy underneath.

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Old 02-12-2007, 06:41 PM   #10
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I know it looks strange now, because of the different textures, but that doesn't mean it won't turn out. You should keep going.
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