About two months after beginning, I finally completed my first Hobby Schmobby scarf from January’s knitting lessons. I have to say, it look longer than I had thought it would, and I had to occasionally fight the boredom of repetition, but I did it. Six whole feet of bright orange ribbed knit goodness. And, the hubs loves it. Or, the hubs is nice enough (read: smart enough) to tell me he loves it.
We have to do something called blocking to the scarf now, hoping to adequately stretch the knitting into scape so it is a tad bit thicker. I’ve read up on it, now the trick will be getting it to work and not pulling any of those perfect stitches. Speaking of perfection…. I am proud to say that there is literally only one stitch in the entire scarf that is a little wonky. Despite my best efforts, and some original instruction from my knitting class (Hi Micah!!) at FibreSpace, I wasn’t able to figure out how one got away from me. Luckily it was on one of the ends, so you can’t really notice. But, I know it is there.
More importantly, I am actually looking forward to starting on the next project as soon as I can. I do suspect, however, that this is literally going to take me the better part of a year to complete. I hope my prego friend doesn’t mind waiting. So, I am proud to report that my first knitting project is complete. Maybe this one will stick?