Knitting

@Anne18 (11034)
October 9, 2008 2:33pm CST
What was the first thing you ever knitted? I was about 11 years old and I knitted a rather holey scraf for a friend's new baby!!
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@Humbug25 (12551)
9 Oct 08
Hi ya Anne18 Yes it was the scarf because it was the easiest thing to knit, you just had to keep going and yes I had the holes and somehow would manage to add on extra stitches. Needless to say I don't knit anymore but I guess I could still knit one, pearl one if I had to. A mylotter on here gave a very easy (according to her) knitting pattern for slipper socks. I copied it and sent it to my mum and told her that I would like a pair for Christmas.
@Anne18 (11034)
9 Oct 08
Well can you pm me pattern please?
@Humbug25 (12551)
9 Oct 08
Sure I will, you wanna knit me a pair too? I'm not holding my breath for my mum to make me a pair!! LOL
@Anne18 (11034)
9 Oct 08
I'm not going to knit you a pair, may try and knit a pair for me, but I should think I will find somome to knit them for me!! How about your mum??LOL
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• Ireland
15 Oct 08
I can't remember how old I was when I started knitting. We had a knitting class in junior school and we were thought how to knit a pair of slippers. We just knit two straight pieces about 14 inches long and stitched them to two pieces of cardboard which we had cut from the shape of our shoe. Needless to say the slippers didn't last too long with the cardboard fo soles. I knit some more of them later and bought insoles to stitch them to and I put a little pom pom on the front of them.
@crazydaisy (3899)
• Canada
12 Oct 08
Hi there when I first start to knit it was a pair of slippers they did not last to long without falling apart. Then when I got married I was going make a sweater for my husband it end up 3 times his size,the arms one was longer than the other,one side of front of sweater was longer and the other shorter, OH WHAT A MESS l will not try that again,,,,,,, cd
• United States
11 Oct 08
I think most knitters started out with a scarf. My first scarf was so tight that it could hold water. Later on I tried my hand at mittens. I have made so many pair of mittens that I no longer need a pattern to knit them.
@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
10 Oct 08
My first knitted project was a pair of slippers that I knitted when I was 15; they matched the afgahn that my Mom had crocheted for me. It took me nearly a year to knit them and I was soooo proud of them. I got to wear them once and that night I had very carefully put them on the seat of the chair in my bedroom. The next morning one of the slippers was missing. I searched everywhere and couldn't find the missing slipper. I asked my parents if they had seen it, and I got a lecture about being careful with my stuff. I looked for three days and couldn't find the missing slipper....then my dad came in the house and had us go out into the back yard to see something he had found...Yes, it was the missing slipper. My standard poodle had eaten it! (LOL) We never realized that he had a fondness for consuming wool. The dog went on to eat the sheep lining out of my Mom's jacket, Dad's jacket, my skirt and more. We learned very quickly that if an item had wool content that it had to be kept out of the reach of the dog!
@Munchkin547 (2778)
10 Oct 08
I can remember my grandmother trying to teach me how to knit but because i am left handed and she is right handed it was really difficult so my mum took over. She taught me how to knit squares and together we made a kind of knitted patchwork blanket, over the years it has grown to be huge, it's something that i really treeasure because it's so unique and something that me and my mum spent a lot of time together doing! xxxx
@cutepenguin (6448)
• Canada
10 Oct 08
I learned when I was 5, so there were a lot of blankets and scarves for my stuffed animals.
@peavey (16911)
• United States
10 Oct 08
I don't remember for sure what the first thing I made was, but I made a pair of house slippers as one of my first projects. The pattern was in a Red Heart's Learn to Knit booklet. They're not hard to make, but I was very proud of them. One of my brothers asked for a pair so I made him a pair of red and green ones for Christmas!
@Pitgull (1523)
• United States
9 Oct 08
I started learning around 11 as well, I had this babysitter who started teaching me... She was pregnant, had her baby, and stopped teaching me...I only had 1 lesson...lol We did a lot that night, I just never had the opportunity, although I've wanted to, to finish learning how. I do crochet though :) blanket for my future baby