My first 'big ' project started...i hope
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|Mon, 05-11-2009 - 9:23pm|
I have known how to knit for years, but never really got into it, and never made more than a scarf for my stuffed animals as a kid, lOL.
I knitted a scarf for a human last year ;-) and liked it. I am trying to get into it again now, and being pregnant, am (of course) making a baby blanket :-)
it has been hard getting started - i picked some chunkey bernat variegated yarn, and chose a busy stitch pattern. it was horrible, i should use a solid yarn with a busy stitch, or a plain stitch with a busy yarn, KWIM?
So i ditched that project and got some vannas choice yarn and am trying again. I wrote up a pattern that i think will be OK. Garter stich border in taupe and a basketweave in silver blue for the body. i THINK i got the math right, as i didnt have a pattern, just worked it out on paper.
The big problem is that i lose interest, and i think it is becuase i am using yucky old regular acrylic yarn, but i dont want to splurge yet, until i know i will 'stick with it', kwim?? I dont 'deserve' the good yarn yet ;-) altho i know it would make it more worth the effort, right??
any tips?? i just started my first row and hope to work to it each night... i have no idea how long it takes to make a approx 40 inch blanket, from worsted weight yarn.