Feeling Loopy

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First Knitting Project

I finally learned to knit!!! Despite several failed attempts at teaching myself, I decided to give it one more shot and signed up for lessons at Loops, a fabulous yarn store here in Tulsa. My knitting guru, Gina Y., was incredibly patient and ENTHUSIASTIC as she taught us to cast on, knit, purl, increase and decrease stitches. After just 3 short classes, I was able to knit the scarf and hat pictured above. Now I’m totally obsessed and all I can think about is what my next project will be.


Knitting Inspiration

1. Hair Raising Headband 2. French Press Felted Slippers 3. Infinity Scarf
4. Chaussons Mignons 5. Organic Coffee Sleeve 6. Laurel Love Cocoon
7. Berry Baby Hat 8. Orangie 9. Cinder Scarf

Ahhh…so much yarn, so little time! There is certainly no shortage of inspiration thanks to Ravelry, which is where I found and bookmarked these delicious projects. However, I definitely need to practice what I learned before I tackle more challenging patterns, so I’m thinking I’ll make another simple scarf first. Then, in January I’m hoping to take the Loops 202 class to learn pattern-reading, cabling, and knitting on double-pointed needles. Watch out…before you know it, I’ll be churning out entire sweaters like nobody’s business!

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  1. By Yet Another Post About Knitting – design finch on March 5, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    […] managed to squeeze in the Loops 202 class I’d been looking forward to since completing the first class last fall. And I’m happy to report that cabling and using double pointed needles isn’t […]

5 Comments

  1. Amanda DyerNo Gravatar

    Glad to hear you’ve started knitting–welcome to the dark side! What is your Ravelry user name? I’m amanda88. You’ll see that I’m really bad about keeping up with my page. I mostly just use the site to get pattern ideas since I’ve been too lazy to start a Flickr acct to documrnt my work. Happy knitting!!

    Posted November 21, 2010 at 10:28 pm | Permalink
  2. I am so, So, SO impressed. I can’t wait to see more of your projects!! That hat is completely precious. I can’t wait until you’re doing the shoes and booties and infinity scarves! Awesome!

    Posted November 21, 2010 at 10:36 pm | Permalink
  3. Wow! Your first attempts at knitting look amazing! And, I never knew that knitting could produce such fashionable results! I totally want that grey scarf in the bottom right hand corner. And the little baby swaddler? Adorable!!!

    Posted November 22, 2010 at 11:08 am | Permalink
  4. Found you on pinterest and love your blog!

    Posted August 1, 2011 at 9:42 am | Permalink
  5. ShaylaNo Gravatar

    @Felina Baltazar: Welcome, Felina! So glad you found my blog. Don’t you just love Pinterest?

    Posted August 1, 2011 at 9:56 am | Permalink

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