February 03, 2009

I started knitting a year ago...

My first knitting project was a simple, garter stitch scarf. It has increases, decreases, yarn overs and different tensions. That was surprising because they all happened by accident. I could have ripped them out and done that part again. The thought, though, of destroying those stitches that had taken me so long to make (my stitches!) was unbearable.

Now, a year later, I have knit hats, gloves, a lace scarf (with the holes in the right places), a sweater and I have things in progress which include: intarsia, stranded knitting with cotton and three colors in one row (all Kaffe Fassett designs). Actually, that is why I learned how to knit; to be able to make all the beautiful sweaters and jackets and shawls in Glorious Knits.

I have knit an entire vest three times and I have frogged it three times (my stitches! - that feeling will never change). One of these days I have to rip out the whole yoke of a raglan sweater, because I didn't follow any pattern but just made it up as I went along. Since it is my first raglan, that probably wasn't a good idea. The body and sleeves fit me perfectly, though, and that is amazing.

I met wonderful people on Ravelry and I discovered many beautiful knitting blogs. Knitting is more than just a hobby, it's a whole new world and there are so many things I can't wait to learn!


  1. One girl, one knitting project, one world! Or I must say every girl, every knitting project is a whole world?
    Kalos irthes sta blogs, kali arxi kai kaliteri synexeia!

  2. Καλως ηρθες!!!
    Χαιρομαι που βρισκω αλλη μια πλεκτρια!!
    Ειμαστε αρκετες στον χωρο, περνα μια βολτα και θα δεις.

  3. Καλώστηνα!! Καλή αρχή με το blog και καλή συνέχεια με το πλέξιμο! Ανυπομονώ να δώ δουλειά σου! Θα τα λέμε!

  4. Oooh Alex what a lovely first post! Can't wait to read more!


  5. Ευχαριστώ πολύ για τα καλά σας λόγια! Είμαι πολύ ενθουσιασμένη!

    Πουαντερί, olivetreegirl: χαίρομαι πάρα πολύ που σας γνωρίζω! Φτιάχνετε πολύ όμορφα πράγματα!