The first attempts were sad little puppies but I loved them!
- The pink streamer (little scarf to my mind) was in the yarn-to-hand school.
- The blue tube scarf was really disappointing, even with Margaret’s kind words. I was starting to learn that left to my own devices the stitch gauge would be all over the place. It’s a veritable triangle that scarf:).
- Next, we invested in some Walmart yarn, in purple. Labels were still a mystery but I had a book! I learned to take all of the pattern/ book directions to heart after this one. The ‘how to hold working yarn’ instruction really made sense when I saw the thick boucle magically become ‘airy’ in my loosey-goosey hands… This hat was a thing of joy. I proudly wore the hat for a couple dinner dates. Hubby was more than amused, especially when ‘airy’ and snowstorm met… Friends were a little underwhelmed to my mind. It wasn’t a curly tube, and for that I was happy… Purple hat has a place of honour on my dresser.
- Last of the sad puppies is the matching purple mits. What a pair they are:) The picture should show the asymetry & how I managed to lapse into garter stitch by mistake. They might have fit my hands at age 10 but not now. That was Gauge 101 in my trial & error year:)
- Of course, I flunked Gauge 101, so we have the Needle Sock. So named because the lovely sock will never fit a human foot. Produced thanks to my buying the only bamboo DPNs in the yarn store – size 1. Yes, I finally managed the DPNs on bamboo but this sock refused to go past my big toe.