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I have been trying to teach myself to knit.

I started with a dishcloth for my first project.  I made another dishcloth for my second project.  For my third project I wanted to make something different.

I searched Ravelry for a project and found this great pattern for Waffle Stitch Fingerless Gloves.  They are good for a beginner because they are worked flat and have a simple repeating pattern.  I also knew my 10-year-old would love a pair of these!

I am really happy with how they turned out despite the small mistakes in them. 

Now I just need to figure out what I will knit next!

What did you make when you were learning to knit?

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The funny thing about learning to knit, is that someone else will see you knitting and decide to try it too.

That’s my 2-year-old.  Do you want to know what she’s knitting?  Apparently, it’s a hat for Daddy.  Such a sweetheart!

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For The Love of Cardigans

Over the past couple of weeks, I have been trying to teach myself to knit.  I have tried on a few occasions in the past, but have always been frustrated with it – dropping stiches, losing count, intimidated by patterns, knitting on 4 or 5 needles (!), etc… 

This time I started with this knit dishcloth –

And now I am working on this one.

I’m still not certain what I will be working on next, but I am determined to keep going.

You see, I am a lover of cardigans.  I am not in the new train of cardigan lovers (although I *love* that they are currently in style!!!).  I have always loved cardigans.

My mom made me this super big, cozy cardigan when I was 18, and almost 18 years later (OMG!  Am I really that old already?!) I am still wearing it.  That is love!

A recent favourite has been this cozy grey one.  Lightweight and super soft.  Love it!

This past week, I got this beauty.  This is my current favourite.  It is so soft and so warm.  It is like wearing a blanket.  I love the colour too, even though it is probably not the best colour on me.

I hope that one day I will be able to make myself a beautiful cardigan. 

 

 

 

 

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