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Saturday, April 14, 2007

Firsts

Jo of Daily Stitches has posted a list of her "Firsts" and I thought I would follow along..grin

What was your first knitting project?

I first learned to knit when I was 17 and can remember something about (perhaps) a garter stitch dishcloth, but I don't remember ever using it. As I was married at 16, my mother-in-law taught me all of what I know about knitting, but since she was more of crocheter she didn't hand knit very much. I didn't pick up knitting needles again until a couple of years ago when I decided to try it again and made several simple garter stitch scarves for the grandsons for Christmas.

What was your first sewing project?

In Home Economics of my freshman year of high school, one of our projects was to re-decorate our room. Since our school colors were red and white, I decided to do those colors in my room. The curtains for my room were done in red and white and were my first sewing project. Mom showed me how to put them together and left me to it.. They turned out great. (Very simple curtains..lol)

What was your first quilting project?

I am working on my first quilt right now. It is coming together much better than I had hoped. If a person really wanted to get technical then I suppose the large motif piece of fabric that I bought about 8 years ago and finally tried my hand at quilting around the big fish and pieces of things in that picture (a real disaster!) and finished about 3 years ago would be my first quilting project. But this current one actually had to be pieced, embroidered and quilted...so I am counting this one as it...lol

What was your first crochet project?

I also learned to crochet at the same time I learned to knit, around the age of 17....again taught my mother-in-law. I was totally in love and crocheted constantly...but didn't actually finish a project until I was about 19. Figuring out why my piece was not square or my circles were ruffling (or bowling) was really frustrating and I had no one to ask.. But I just could not stop. It seems that I was truly "hooked". The first thing I finished was a pineapple doily and from then on have not stopped.

2 comments:

Jo said...

Good to see you back to blogging, hope you are feeling well after the fender bender.

You didn't post about your first crochet, which seems to be a real talent of yours. Do you remember who taught you, and what you made?

Linda S. said...

oops! You are so right. I will edit the post and do that...grin