a story about my new hobby
I just completed my first knitting project that is not an ill-shaped, hole-ridden rectangle. Instead it's an ill-shaped, hole-ridden baby sweater, made from the Baby Surprise pattern by Elizabeth Zimmerman that I read about over on the Purl Bee. Mine does not quite look like Whit's or the picture on my DVD cover (I had to order the dvd that goes with the pattern - I am too much of a visual learner to have ever figured out anything beyond the basic garter stitch without seeing someone actually do it. Over and over and over. My poor family). I have no idea what happened to the collar on mine, or the three inches on either side of the front where there are supposed to be buttons and button-holes. But who cares!! I'm just excited that me and my sore knitting fingers (see below)
(OK, so you can't actually tell from this picture how sore they are. But at one point I really did get a knitting needle blister) actually finished. And dang it, I'm starting a new one tonight. New babies I know, watch out.