I finished my first proper knitting project yesterday, this pair of slippers from the Purl Bee’s pattern available on her blog here.
I say first ‘proper’ pattern because nearly everyone starts with a scarf, which is just knitting back and forth until you run out of yarn. These slippers were the first time I’ve had to follow a pattern and were a huge learning curve, it involves at least 7 different things that I’ve never done before and I’m so pleased with how they turned out – there are no glaringly obvious mistakes, only a few tiny one stitch mistakes that only I would notice since I made them, and they are a little tight as I knitted a little tighter than I should, but even though they look tiny they stretch beautifully to fit my feet:
They were relatively quick to make and certainly would be quick for a more experienced knitter, I may have to make some more as presents at some point in the future. I’m going to try and make them non-slip by putting something on the bottom to make them more grippy, puff fabric paint has been suggested so I might try that.
My current project on the go is a Totoro baby bonnet requested by a good friend for her baby who is due in October. And it’s a good job that I have until October, and that she’s a good friend because I’m cursing her for wanting that particular hat out of all the baby hat patterns which exist on the internet, and cursing the pattern as well. Still, I think I’ve figured out how to get round the problems I’m having now and it’s been put away for me to try again another day.