Monday, March 16, 2009

An Accomplished Knitter Am I!

For the last three years, since the very start of my knitting "career," I have been working my way through the book "Baby Knits for Beginners," by Debbie Bliss. I had decided that I wanted to make all the projects in the book because in the description of the last project, Ms. Bliss said that being able to complete the projects meant you could then consider yourself an accomplished knitter. Each project in the book taught a different technique, and this past Saturday, I finished my quest to become an "accomplished knitter." At 11:09 PM on Saturday, March 14, 2009, I finished the last project of the book. (I would like to note that I did not make the entire garter stitch afghan, I made squares and practiced putting them together, but I didn't really want another afghan, and the satchet in the book I made but threw away and I didn't need to make another and didn't take a photograph). So, here are my finished projects from the book from the last three years.

My first ever knitting project: The Garter Stitch Scarf

Boat Neck Sweater (taught increases)

Simple Hat (taught decreases)

Cushion with Buttonholes
(taught buttonholes and rib stitch)

Jacket with Seed Stitch Bands
(taught seed stitch and picking up stitches)

V-neck Cardigan with Contrast Ribs
(taught overleaf seaming)

Seed Stitch Shoes
(focus on seed stitch)

Sweater with Square Set-In Sleeves
(set-in sleeves)

Raglan Cardigan with Fully Fashioned Shaping

Dress with Eyelets

Shawl-Collared Jacket
(wrapping yarn)

Two-Needle Socks

Scarf with Pocket
(knit-in pockets)

V-Neck Sweater with Pockets
(The Finale Project!)


Anonymous said...

Oh! The finale project is too cute. Congratulations on becoming an accomplished knitter...although the super-hero sweaters with their capes and customized buttons seemed alot more least to the boys and their very proud Grandma! always

Sinéad said...

Well done you! Although I must agree with the previous commenter. I would have considered you well and truly accomplished already having made those fantastic sweaters!
I've never knit everything from a book. Perhaps that would be a good challenge for my fickle nature?
I particularly love the dress with eyelets from that book. A lovely garment!

Connie said...

You should feel so proud that you set out to do every project in that book and then did it! I don't know of many knitters that would have that determination. Congrat's girl!