Tuesday, 27 November 2007

My 1st Project!!!

I decided I wanted to make a stocking for Millie since I left ours back in Utah. Christmas wouldn't be the same without them! I will really miss sitting around my parents and going through my stocking with my sisters and mom. It's my favorite. Well, I have now met with Connie four times and I am so grateful for her. I have wanted to learn how to knit for years!

It's bigger in real life then it looks in the picture, it will be perfect for Millie. I got a little impatient finishing it and didn't do the best job sewing it together, but I'm finished. HOORAY!

Thanks to everyone who helped me figure out how to change colors!

The One And Only Connie admiring my handy work.

Jodi working on her long skinny scarf. So cute and stylish.
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13 comments:

The Yarn Queen said...

That is absolutely wonderful Amanda. A sock for a first project is very inpressive. Connie looks like an expert teacher.

Princess P said...

Wow, I am so impressed. I think that's the best way to learn to knit, go for something big. My first project was a baby sweater. I love it. Millie will cherish it.

Duchess said...

Way to go, very impressive! Now you have about a month left to get one done for you and Brady!

Danalisa said...

It looks GREAT! What a really nice picture of Connie too! I may have to steal that one for my blog. haha

lindsay Roscoe said...

AAAHHHHH I am so excited you did it!! It looks SOOOOOO GOOOD!!! Yea now you can teach me. I am so very impressed Amanda it looks so good I can't believe it one of us (you) finally did it. YOu must be very proud. Does Codie have a blog now??

Ames Family said...

Manda, that looks great!! remember when learning to crochet was hot at Merrill 312 and Christie was trying to make Josh that red blanket? It got all crookedy and she got frustrated and unraveled the whole thing and we had that huge 1 foot in diameter ball of yarn in our front room. It was there until we moved and she threw it out. Those were good days.
Anyway. It looks awesome. I am very proud of you, you'll have to teach me when you get back!!

Mike and Me said...

Amanda did you know that I knit a sweater when I was about 10. We found it in the trunk in the laundry room a few weeks ago. I'll have to take a picture of it for you. Mom I think is having it blocked.
Love Dad

Jodi J said...

Wow! It looks great! How's it going the gigantic needles?

The Roe Family said...

so cute wish i could do something like that.

Mike and Me said...

Amanda I am loosing my mind! I thought I posted on your knitting days ago!! I like to do thing late at night. Anyway Wow that is truely beautiful, what a wonderful thing for your little daughter to get from her mommie.. not just a stocking, but learning how to knit so you can teach her too.
Your momma is proud.

lindsay Roscoe said...

I MISS YOU SISTER ALOT THE LAST FEW DAYS. SATURDAY WHEN U CALLED IT WAS FOR AN INSTANT NORMAL AND YOU WERE HOME AND I WAS GOING TO SEE YOU GUYS. I HAVE HAD 2 DREAMS THIS WEEK OF SEEING TOU GUYS, ANYWAY....ILOVE AND MISS YOU 2 MONTHS TO GO

Ashlie said...

That looks awesome! nice job. I love the stocking. It will mean so much more to sweet Millie when she realizes that you made it. And how wonderful to say that you learned this talent in England. (England right?)

Scott & McCall Randall said...

i love learning things from the oh-so-talented older women. in fact - i am going over to a ladys house in my moms ward to "try" to knit scott a new beanie (he lost his). congrats on the stocking - so cute!