So, my first scarf below, simple knit stitch to 54 inches (pattern called for 42 inches):
Simple Knitting started my knitting addiction, in Jacksonville in a hotel during a Hurricane.
Wonderful introductory book. Intriguing. Not an all-in-one comprehensive book (I bought Teach yourself visually Knitting for this purpose.").
It is a garter stitch - and Blue Sky Alpaca Metalico yarn - raw silk and baby alpaca wool. Size 3 needles (yikes!). This took two weeks. I do enjoy it - I blocked it and it actually stretched quite a bit (darn it!).
Then, I took another class - a Reversible Cable Knit scarf and knitted two scarves (I've been traveling quite a bit - so I've taken up airline knitting). I used Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Chunky in Oscar Night and Olive - super soft. Size 11 needles, thankfully. I wonder why yarn found in yarn stores is so much softer and less itchy than the store-bought items?
The pattern (Reversible Cables) can be found on Ravelry from my instructor, Anne Reversible Cable Pattern. Less than 8 hours each scarf.
Paddy didn't mind modeling.
Iactually have a cowl class I'm signed up for after Thanksgiving and am working on a chunky scarf right now for J. (Size 19 needles, yeah!).
Any recommendations on future knitting projects? I'm thinking fingerless mitts/gloves. And a slouchy cap.
P.S. My link to ravelry is HERE (pammieandtheps)