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Knit & Purly New Adventures

Well, now that Self Stitched September is over, I’ve been tying up some loose ends. I finished some jean repairs for my step dad, got some quilt squares ready for a secret project, and I’ve cut out a small coin purse I promised to a friend weeks ago. Today I got a zipper so I could finish that job so it should soon jump off my list. Don’t worry…I still have Lady Grey, T’s Halloween Costume and PJ’s on the list!

In the meantime, I’ve picked up another *new* project inspired by one of the other SSS participants, Kristenmakes, I found on Flickr. Check out this sweater she made! When I asked her how to get started with knitting, she recommended ravelry.com, which has been unbelievably great. I joined a beginners group and they’ve gotten me started on my first project – this scarf! Here are my yarn choices and first few rows (click to see bigger).

I’ve already made mistakes, tried to fix them, learned a smidge about the difference between stockinette and rib knitting & picked my next project(s). One cool thing about Ravelry is you can save future projects in your “queue” so you don’t forget them, but you don’t have to have 1000 project ideas lying around your house. It’s pretty super. So, if you’re interested in a different kind of stitching, be sure to check it out. I’ll let you know how it comes along.

6 thoughts on “Knit & Purly New Adventures

  1. Yay ravelry! I love being able to see all the different projects in different yarns!

  2. YEAH! I am so glad you’ve enjoyed Ravelry and started a project! Thanks for the shout out, too. Have fun, and I’m here if you have any questions! Also you can find me on Ravlery as ‘Kristenmakes’ of course!

  3. ooh ravelry sounds interesting. i’m trying to develop knitting skills after seeing some of the SSSers creations too 🙂

  4. CONGRATULATIONS! you made it through self stitched september. are you finding a whole new love for all your unsewn clothes?

    your stitches are looking great! i loove ravelry. i started learning to knit in july just for something to do when we first moved to the UK. i’m a bit sad to admit, i don’t love knitting as much as i hoped and find it a bit repetetive.

  5. p.s am so glad to hear you haven’t started sewing your muslin for lady grey yet- me neither.

  6. i am pretty inexperienced at dress making, but my wedding dress was also princess seams and i was really wondering why this pattern was classified as advanced. i am really, really nervous after checking the flickr group!! have cut muslin peices today- will peice tomorrow hopefully.

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