Thursday, January 10, 2008

Knitting Project

My knitting project that I began for Emily eons ago has been completed and here it is!

I think they came out pretty good for being my first attempts in years. The hat and one of the mittens came out better than the others because I was knitting those while attending a knitting class, so the instructor helped a lot. The other mitten came out with a big hole where the thumb and the body of the mitten meet but luckily, you can't see it! At least everything is wearable without it being embarrassing. That's a success in my book!


Therese said...

They look great Lisa. I know how to knit but get bored with it really quickly. I much prefer sewing. Next week I am hoping to get a heap of clothes and some curtains for our room done.

Tracy said...

These are just wonderful!! I so wish I had the talent to knit, I simply don't have the patience to sit still and learn, not from the lack of people who have tried to teach me.

Lisa@UnexpectedJourney said...

Therese - Thank you very much. I'd love to see some of your sewing projects! Maybe this will be the year I get my sewing machine out of the closet!

Tracy - Thank you! You are right about knitting. You do need patience! Some of these things can take a long time to finish, especially for someone like me who can get sidetracked very easily!

GrandmaK said...

Do you share patterns? I'm in the middle of finishing a poncho I started in the later summer and the mittens sound like a good project. Very GOOD!!! Cathy

SuzyQ said...

These are great Lisa!
You've done an amazing job. What a lovely gift for your little girl:0)

Lisa@UnexpectedJourney said...

Cathy - My pattern came from Leisure Arts beginning booklet "I Can't Believe I'm Knitting!" These mittens didn't use the double pointed needles but just the 2 straight needles. I hope I get to see your poncho when you are finished!

Suzy - Thank you for your kind words!

patjrsmom said...

Wow ! Those are beautiful, Lisa. We had a knitting 101 class at our parish mom's group (led by my MIL) and I'm still having trouble getting the yarn untangled from the knitting needles!

You would have been at the top of the class in her knitting class!

God Bless,

Lisa@UnexpectedJourney said...

Thanks, Jane! Haha! I've had my share of tangled yarn, dropped stitches, etc.! That's why it's taken me some years to pick up the needles again! I can't seem to fix my mistakes. I need to get myself back to a class!

Shelly said...

I WANT TO LEARN TO KNIT!!! :::waaahhhh:::