(aka Vanna White Makes Yarn: Part 2)
A few weeks ago, I wrote about starting back up an old knitting hobby. It had been quite a while since I had last done any knitting, and I told you I’d let you know how it went. Well, so far so good! I will admit it took a little practice, but once you get into a rhythm, it starts feeling easy and fun!
The first scarf I made with Vanna White’s yarn turned out pretty well. I made a lot of mistakes along the way, sometimes having to unravel a row or two in order to go back and try again. Plus, with this one I decided to worry less about it being perfect and more about learning from those mistakes. Sometimes I’d pick up an extra loop, or drop one. Once the scarf got long enough, I added the stripe of color after looping together the scarf instead of before hand, and that made the stripe of color turn out tighter than the rest of the scarf. But all in all, it looks good on and it’s still warm!
Once I had learned a few things and built up a little confidence in my knitting abilities, I decided to make another one. This one was a birthday present for my best friend on the east coast. (And they are about to get pummeled with snow, so I sent it to her just in time for her to bundle up with it!)
This time a chose a thicker yarn, part wool, because I knew she’d need the warmth more than I do here in California. I also chose a brighter color, because while I mentioned in Vanna White Makes Yarn that I’m an earth tone kind of gal, this friend is definitely a bright colors kind of gal. Plus, even though it’s still cold on the east coast, the first day of Spring is still right around the corner! For this scarf I still didn’t quite follow the exact pattern that inspired this whole project, but I was close, and it turned out great!
I will definitely be continuing to knit. I’ll probably try a couple more of the cowls until I get it just right, but since spring is coming I also want to experiment with some lighter projects. I want to get back into doing more crocheting too. So stay tuned, there may be more yarn projects in my future!
Do you have any fun projects in the works? I’d love to hear about it!