Going back through my patterns, I came across a scarf pattern that I am working on that was one of the first patterns I got. It’s the Skacel “Not a Celebrity Scarf (But it should be.)” Scarf. I remember going into my LYS and admiring the sample scarf made in the pattern. I had just started knitting a month and half before, and I wanted to make it as Christmas presents. I bought the yarn, was shown how to do the increases and decreases, and went home and knit the scarf in trepidation and hesitation. I knit it very slowly. I finished two of them, but only one before Christmas. It was my first intermediate level pattern.
On Monday, close to a year later, I got out this pattern again. I am whizzing through it, much, much more comfortable with the increases, decreases, and short rows. I am amazed at how far I’ve come with knitting and how much I’ve learned. I’m getting ready to take a class on Saturday to knit my first sweater. I love this knitting stuff and am so glad I’ve stuck with it.
As a note, I think the yarn I am currently using now has ugly colors, but I know some people who would like it, so it’s going to be a Christmas present. Funny, the colors looked pretty in the store. Now I’ve changed my mind. Funny how that happens sometimes?