Monday, January 10, 2011

A look back: my first knitted project, a scarf.

I just realized that it has been awhile since I have posted, so here I go!

I finally got daddy to take a few pictures of some things I've made him. There were a few hats, a book cover, and my first ever knit scarf.
This scarf was snatched away from me pretty much right after I casted off.

"Look mom, look dad! My first knitted scarf!" -me.
"Oh wow, that's great. I really like that honey.  It's so soft. It's so warm. [a pause and then continuing with puppy dog eyes] I really like that LeeAnn." -Dad.

*rolls eyes*  
However, I was/am flattered.  It's times like that in which crafters live for.  So naturally I surrendered the scarf almost immediately.  This took place on 16 August 2009!  That's right and I have just gotten finished project pictures taken.  I think dad has been hiding it from me in case I decide to change my mind! haha!
(When daddy goes to cold country, he wears it almost like a cowl-shown in above picture.  This stops his body heat from escaping from the inside of his jacket.)

It is really great looking at these.  I feel I have come so far from my first ever knitted project.  I am currently working on a lace shawl, and my next project? A possibly heavily modified sweater for my mother.  It's just astounding to me.  I really am grateful for getting into Ravelry.  I will always have this record of all of the things I have made.  Quite extraordinary.

I hope you enjoyed my little look back.  I still have a few Christmas present posts that will be coming up the next two Mondays so stay tuned, I have not forgotten! 

But now I am curious:
What was your first knit/crochet project?  Do you have any pictures of them?


Anonymous said...

Makes me first "big" crochet project was the afghan I made for my dad--way back when i was younger than you are now. I should drag that out, take pics and post on my Ravelry! Great idea LeeAnn!
Love you bunches!
xxxooo mommy

LeeAnn Schaefer said...

Yeah! That would be cool! =]

Anonymous said...

That red scarf really does look great on your daddy! What a hunk! xxxooo mom

Reckless Glue said...

It really is amazing how quickly you can progress with knitting!

LeeAnn Schaefer said...

It really is. =]
Even crochet is that way. There is a lady in my knit/crochet group who started crocheting a couple months ago and she is already working on a beautifully textures afghan. Incredible!