Sunday, October 28, 2007

Shazmina's First Steps

Baby steps in Shazmina's knitting world look like this.



This was the very first thing I knitted. It is the Hothead Beanie from the first SNB book. I knit it in double 8 ply (Cleckheaton Country). And there is a story.

It was 2005 and I was lucky enough to go away on a craft weekend with a bunch of fabulous women I had met through Sadie and Lance (she is a true craft legend!). 3 days of eating, drinking and watching Sex and the City. Oh and there was craft of course!

I was determined to knit a garment. Sadie and Lance had got me practicing knit and purl, and I had a kind of odd looking scarf in beeeeooootiful pink acrylic. (So many acrylics died for that poor scarf!) I wanted to knit a functional item sooooo badly that I did not leave the house for walks down to the lake (Lake Macquarie for Oz readers). It took me three days to knit this beanie (that now takes a couple of hours) and even then I didn't sew it up before we left.

But I finished that damned beanie! And you know I dont even think I have ever worn it. I know this because I have yet to sew the ends in!!

Ahhhh memories. So there you have it Shazmina's first knitted project. It makes me realise how far I have come as a knitter, and how much more there is to learn.

Now if I could only further harness the Craft Goddess and her knitting mojo and finish some UFO's, well that would be an accomplishment!

5 comments:

Jejune said...

Hey, it's great! What an achievement! That weekend sounds like wonderful fun, a perfect place to learn to knit :D Maybe if you wear the beanie for a bit, the Craft Goddess will be kind to you?

Rose Red said...

Does sound like a fabulous weekend! Love how you haven't worn the beanie though!

amy said...

I like seeing first ever projects. Once I get out the Christmas stuff, I'll be posting mine, too. ;)

I like your hat, and especially the colors. Very cheery for winter.

TinkingBell said...

Excellent! My first was a scarf - I got bored so it became a pencil case! - 1973!

BrownPants said...

I remember that!
how long ago that seems now...