My First Successful Project

@SomeCowgirl (32273)
United States
November 10, 2008 7:42am CST
Yesterday I started and finished a purse that I made from a kit. It was really a lot of fun and now I am attempting to do the scarf from the same project kit. It was a simple project however, consisting of chain stitches and single crochet, but I am so happy that it turned out so well. I might actually work on another purse except this time in red, as my fiance's mother suggested I do another and this time actually making the purse bigger. So what was your first successful project? and were you proud of it? Do you still use it, or did you give it away?
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@elitess (5077)
• Ipswich, England
10 Nov 08
Hi there Cowgirl and congratulations on your first successful project as i am sure that you also had some trouble with it apart from fun. My first successful project was... a model sewing that i did in my 6th grade, i was proud of it as i was just learning the basics on this subject.
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
11 Nov 08
A model sewing, or swing? I'm not quite sure as I know it can be easy to mistype swing and sewing. In any case, congratulations! I am sure you took pride and enjoyed the results of your hard work! For me it was fun, much fun as I practiced before starting the project and it wasn't nearly as hard as I imagined! Happy Mylotting!
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@elitess (5077)
• Ipswich, England
11 Nov 08
Model sewing as in using a needle and some wires. The thing is we had 2 teachers for workshop when i was in my 5th grade and the boys had a man, the girls had a woman as teacher. The man that i had was teaching us about trees and carpeting (sort of) but he got sick and suffered an operation and never came back in my 6th grade so all the boys ended up with the woman as well, so we studied sewing and cooking with the girls ^_^
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
12 Nov 08
Oh, that sounds like two different classes in the US. Workshop and something like Home Ec. Although there were guys in my home ec class... hmmm..
@Humbug25 (12552)
10 Nov 08
Hi there SomeCowgirl Well I guess my most recent successful project would be my French knitting. I made some coasters, one blue and one pink because my brother and his wife have just had a baby and I bought them some 'mum' and 'dad' mugs and thought that these would go really well with the mugs, gives it a more personal touch. If it was something that took longer to do then I might have got bored with it and not finished it. You can buy French knitting kits and make teddy bears and things with it. My mum recently tried to teach me how to crochet but it had been such a long time since she had done it she had forgotten!!
@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
10 Nov 08
I believe I saw the discussion you posted about french knitting. I thought it was very intriguing, and if you can make teddy bears and stuff with it I might just have to give it a try. My mother has taught me a few things as well as my aunt, but I am really bad at not paying attention so I just ended up going home and looking online. There are several websites, including about.com, that have great tutorials on crocheting. If you know how to knit it appears they are almost one in the same, at least when it comes to the slip know and the slip stitch! Happy Crafting To You! I appreciate The Response.
@Humbug25 (12552)
10 Nov 08
Yes you did see my discussion on French knitting and you contributed to it too!! When I say you can make teddy bears you need like a bigger dolly to do it with. I knit with a four pronged dolly and for teddy bears I think it has like 10 or something. As you can tell I have never tried to french knit a teddy but I have seen the kits but they are very plasticy and really meant for kids. I might just buy one anyway and see how it goes. I might check out the website about.com or get my mum to have a look at it to help jog her memory!! Thanks
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
11 Nov 08
I hope that the website helps! There are many others out there like iamintheloop.com and etc, crochetnmore, crochet cabana, nezumi's world, a how slew of them. I like Crochetnmore the best, and their newsletters (I signed up for them, but have been looking through the archives) In any case... The crochet kit I got to make the purse out of is what you would call for kids or teens, as it's simple instructions. It's very helpful though, and came with yarn and a yarn hook. I don't know where you can get one, mine was a present one year! Enjoy french knitting! I'm looking around online all about it to get a better understand of it!
@venshida (4839)
• United States
17 Nov 08
Good for you, My first project was doily. The lady who taught me to crochet that's all she made. I remember starching it. I unfortunately gave it to my aunt, and I moved and she past so I have no idea what happened to it.
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
17 Nov 08
doily's are such an elegant think to make, and it uses such small crochet thread, well most of the time, I assume any kind of yarn would work as well. I appreciate the response.
@riyasam (16582)
• India
10 Nov 08
the purse looks lovely.i am not so good at stitiching but i love to knit and it is years since i have knitted anything.
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
10 Nov 08
Maybe you are mistaken? I don't have a picture of it as our camera has no film, as soon as it does I'll make a note of taking a picture! I've looked at knitting and such but am not to thrilled with it as it appears there's a limit on what you can create! I appreciate the response!