Back in the Day

Sometime after I had graduated from a scarf (my first one was never finished) and a blanket (a pattern I was trying to make up as I went and again, was never finished) I started making matching hats and scarfs for my family.  I believe my younger sister will tell you that the hat I made for her more closely resembles a yamaka.  At least I was smart enough with those first few projects to use good wool (for everything but the blanket – I still have chenille yarn sitting in my basement from that). 

Athough I don’t remember exactly when I started knitting, I do know that this little shirt was made 6 years ago.  I made 2 of these little shirts.  One was done in green and yellow self-striping sock yarn for a friend who was pregnant at the same time I was.  The other was this one, again done in self-striping sock yarn.  I cannot believe that 6 years ago I was pregnant with my first baby.  In so many ways, it seems a lifetime ago. 

And can you believe that this little girl once fit into this shirt?

I no longer have the pattern.  I believe it was from the book, "Simple Knits for Cherished Babies."  We didn’t know if we were going to have a girl or a boy, so I chose this multi-colored patterned yarn in the hopes that it would work for either.  I do remember that each shirt seemed to take forever to knit and that I was very worried about the seaming.  I hadn’t really seamed anything before and I wasn’t sure about the "proper" way.  It all seemed to go together well though.  I know there were lots of patterns in this book that I liked, although I don’t know if I knit any others before returning it to it’s owner.  

Looking at this shirt 6 years later, I think I did a pretty good job.  Who would have guessed then that I’d still be knitting today? 

2 thoughts on “Back in the Day”

  1. How cool that you still have one of your first knitted items! It’s so adorable & I think you did a great job πŸ™‚ Isn’t it crazy to see how fast your little ones grow? I look at some of the clothes that Knittymunchkin wore when he first came home and can’t believe he ever fit into them. What a shocker it will be 6 years from now πŸ™‚

    BTW: I think I have that book! I bought it at Goodwill because there was a neat blanket pattern in the back. I’ll have to look and see if your pattern is in there. Oh and if it makes you feel better, I started a scarf when I first learned to knit that I didn’t finish either πŸ˜‰


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