A Beginner: first finished object

Hi! I love this website! I'm new and have only been knitting for about two weeks now. I can't stop. I'm an addict. I almost called in sick to work to stay home and knit. So far I've done two felted bowls, a felted ipod case, and have started 2 scarves. I've learned a lot from this website so far! This is my first felted bowl - it actually knit up just like a hat, and I wore it for a few hours before surrendering it to the washing machine. I'm just starting to get a feel for the circular needles and double pointed needles, but feel like I can make anything!


stch's picture

Hi Jonathan,

Welcome to MWK.
Your knitted bowl looks terrific! and the colour is beautiful. What yarn did you use to knit the bowl in the photograph? It felted up very nicely.

mostlynuts's picture

I can identify with your obsession! I have been tempted to call in sick on more than one occasion!

jonathanjed's picture

Thank you! I was pleased as it was my first project ever! I used a pattern in a book called "one skeins" which called for a chunky yarn. I didn't have any chunky yarn, so I knitted two colors of Nashua Handknits Creative Focus Worsted yarn together: Charcoal Heather and Taupe Heather. I was really pleased with the outcome. I put some lemons and limes in the bowl and it looks beautiful on my kitchen counter. I have since made a larger bowl with the taupe and a light green, which will be felted this weekend. I was nervous about felting since I have a front load washer, but I added an old pair of sneakers and two old pairs of jeans and it turned out just fine!

albert's picture

You've been knitting for two weeks and that's all you've done? Lazy man! :)

purlyman's picture

You obviously have amazing talent especially since you've been knitting two weeks! Wow... that's amazing. The bowl looks great. I also have wanted to call in sick although I've never done it. Sitting at home all day and knitting is something I think about doing often. What a day, huh?


crmartin's picture

Wow, another incredibly talented new knitter. You guys are amazing. I think about calling in sick and knitting all day every day (I don't, but would love to).



MMario's picture

Welcome to MWK and the wonderful world of knitting.

So far I've done two felted bowls, a felted ipod case, and have started 2 scarves

WOW! I might have managed ONE of those projects in two weeks.

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Parrot's picture

I can't believe you have done all of that in just two weeks! You are a very quick learner. And even better, that you have done it from the guys here or in books. I am a frequent visitor to the LYS to get instruction and advice. I have gotten into felting over the past year, and enjoying it very much.

I have a front loader washer, as well. I followed the advice of my LYS guru, first washing the project with a pair of jeans (or sneakers), and letting it felt as much as it will, then felting it more my hand; "scrubbing" the project like on an old fashioned scrubbing board to further agitate the fibers.

I look forward to seeing more of your works.


BuduR's picture

Wow, good job! beautiful work :)

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RickeScott's picture

Bowls are on my list of to-do projects. You started your knitting life on the right path - a bowl, something you can display and enjoy year-round! A scarf hangs in the closet most of the time, hidden from you and envious admirers...