Yesterday I visited grandma and she guided me through making the heels for my socks. The day after, when I’m writing this I’ve already forgotten how the heck I managed to make those heels, so some more tutoring will be needed.

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The first part of the first sock is already done. The work went along quickly and before I knew it, I reached the heel section. Because I have absolutely no clue about how to make the heel, I’ll have to wait until I can get back to grandma’s place, before continuing the sock. So, in stead I’ve started on the second sock.

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Yep, this is turning into a sock. It has been ridiculously slow going, but it’s getting better for every row. I probably made a mistake in the sock yarn I chose to work with. Being a dark grey color it’s a bit difficult to always clearly see every stitch. However, this is what I chose, so I might as well just get on with it.

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Another project has been completed with the help of my lovely grandmother. She has been knitting and sewing for a lifetime, and was more than happy to help me complete the latest project. Half an hour passed after I had arrived at my grandmothers place, and I was presented with the final result.

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First part of the pillow cover is officially done, mistakes and all. I lost count of the rows I was doing several times, so the striping is uneven and stitches were lost, picked back up, more stitches introduced and removed. But it’s finally done, and I’ve been purling like crazy. I can understand why some knitters dislike purling.

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After completing Project Scarf, I obviously had to get started on something else. Being a complete beginner in the world of knitting, I turned to my grandma for some inspiration. She recommended I got started on a pillow case (or cover if you will), so that’s what I did.

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Yes, it’s finally finished. It has come off the needles as they say, and now I have something to wrap around my neck to stave off the cold. Six skeins of yarn, and about a weeks worth of work is what it took for me to finish my very first knitting project.

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My first project is nearing completion, and it has been a great learning experience. I’m at the end of my fifth skein of yarn. Laying out my work and looking at the difference from one end to the other clearly shows how my technique and tension has kept improving. It’s a wonderful feeling.

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I got a bit sidetracked, and spent some of the evening watching knitting podcasts. Apparently a lot of ladies have turned to YouTube to create podcasts with them showing off their works in progress, or WIPs. I clearly have a long way to go before I get to their level of experience and skill.

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