aw! baby’s first scarf

14 Dec

actually, this is more of a scarflette than a proper scarf – i ran out of yarn, so it’s short! but it’s scarf-like, and it’s my first real knitting project that isn’t a swatch. i know this is a *sewing* blog, but it’s also *my* blog, so we are going to talk about knitting today.


new techniques i got to put to the test: purling, binding off, and button holes! i also learned how to un-knit, which was very helpful since i messed up pretty much every single row in the beginning. at one point, i dropped a stitch in my un-knitting fervor and nearly had to frog the thing to fix my mistake. fortunately, i was able to correct myself and continue, although there is a wonky area near the buttons. don’t look too closely!

the pattern is the scrunchable scarf and it is knitted up on size 7 needles with alpaca wool. obviously, mine is shorter because i didn’t have enough yarn. the buttons were actually intended for my leopard jacket, but ended up being too big for the bound button holes (how the hell did that happen???? ugh.). so they went on the scarf instead!

on me
isn’t it pretty! ignore the mess in the background – hopefully the sewing fairy (aka me) is going to turn that red pile into a pair of clovers. i think, anyway.

open. you can see how short it is – i had the tiniest little yarn ball butt left over!

button holes
my button holes!

the buttons & aforementioned Area of Wonk. like i said, don’t look too closely.
i don’t know why these buttons look black; they are actually a deep teal – basically the same color as the lining in the jacket.

buttoned-up – i like it this way, as opposed to a tube-thing around my neck.

so… what do you think? i know it’s laughably simple, but i’m so excited! i already started my next knitting project – and my first knitting pattern (that isn’t just knit knit purl). scary pattern chart & everything! my pal sarah has been a wonderful teacher – very patient with my dumbass. so i’m thankful for that. it’s weird to be a beginner at something. i actually kind of like it, to be honest.


in non-knitting news, yesterday i was surprised with a gift certificate to mood fabrics from an incredibly generous reader – words cannot even express how much i am thankful for this. and how excited i am about more fabric! 🙂 i would love to make that vogue another tailored coat – and a bombshell dress! i ordered a bunch of swatches today, so we’ll see!


16 Responses to “aw! baby’s first scarf”

  1. Letty December 14, 2011 at 3:03 pm #

    Your little scarf looks so nice! Something like these was my first knitting project also. Now there is a bolero and a loop scarf on my needles.
    Because of less time, i knit more and more instead of sewing. (honestly, what would it be look like, if someone sews a dress in the train?)

    • lladybird December 15, 2011 at 8:38 am #

      i dunno – if we had better options for public transportation here, i would totally be sewing up a storm on the train/bus! but i’m one of *those* people lol.

  2. weefrills December 14, 2011 at 4:58 pm #

    It looks GREAT!

  3. Marie December 15, 2011 at 6:03 am #

    This looks great! I want one!

  4. Casey December 15, 2011 at 6:28 am #

    Bravo!!!! I love those short scarves and have yet to make myself one. Seeing yours makes me want to go rummage and see if I have any suitable yarn! 🙂 Can’t wait to see what else you knit up…

  5. didyoumakethat December 15, 2011 at 6:49 am #

    I love your new scarf! I think your knitting looks excellent. Really nice tension. Woohoo! I am a firm believer that you can do whatever you like with your own blog! I love the fact that no one else can dictate to me. Hey, can you send some of your generous readers over my way? That is amazing that someone gifted you vouchers. Can’t wait to see what else you knit!

    • lladybird December 15, 2011 at 8:40 am #

      thank you! tension is always a bugger for me… the first thing i crocheted was so tight that it didn’t actually move. haha!

  6. oonaballoona December 15, 2011 at 7:58 am #

    you make me laugh so much. you could write about hand made maxi pads and i’d still read your blog.

    • lladybird December 15, 2011 at 8:40 am #

      now i’m thinking about handmade maxi pads for your next challenge and it’s making me lol way too hard

  7. tinygoldenpins December 15, 2011 at 7:59 am #

    Very cute! Baby did good.

  8. Lisa December 15, 2011 at 11:32 am #

    Well done! It looks like a cute little scarf monster snuggled around your neck. 🙂

  9. leahfranqui December 16, 2011 at 1:36 pm #

    It’s super cute, really! It looks a lot like what I made for my first knitting project, which happened about 3 months ago. I’m about to take a sock class. I’m all in on this knitting thing. But it’s really fun to be a beginner, honestly, and there is so much out there to learn and so much information. I feel as confused and overwhelmed and excited as I did when I first started sewing. But what I like about knitting is it’s mobility, I can take it with me, and it’s so much harder to haul your sewing machine around. And I don’t care what anyone says, hand sewing is the worst. So knitting comes with me, and sewing stays at home. That being said, sewing is so much more of an instant gratification. Knitting takes for fricking ever.

  10. gingermakes December 16, 2011 at 10:07 pm #

    Love it! Dude, you’re well on your way to being a knitting princess!

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