Let's pray for world peace.
Speaking of flashback, I was surprised to re-discover my very 2nd knitting project when we went about clearing and repacking our stuff from the storage room at my mom's. This also brought back memories of my very first project.
My very first project was a long sleeved, v-neck ribbed top from a Rowan magazine. It was about 11 years ago. (Did that last statement make me sound old?) In case you are wondering on my rationale of knitting a garment for myself as a first project, I probably decided that I wouldn't want any of my family members to hang their head in shame on receiving my shoddy first attempt.
It was in cotton and wasn't very well made - the first sleeve was knitted way too tightly and its gauge compared to the 2nd sleeve was 2 inches off! I managed to wear it for a couple of times (read: no more than 5 times.) Muwhaha, no one will ever get to see that though as I have frogged my evil first project 4 years ago. The yarn is washed, wound and put away for future use.
On my second project however, my Mom volunteered to be the gift recipient. And I went on to knit this:
When I saw it the other day, I was (ahem) surprised to find that my taste hasn't quite changed since the day I picked up the needles. Those details on the collar and the YOs are still the stuff that makes my heart skip a beat. In fact, I recently bought some Japanese knitting books that has intricate collar and edging finishes which I think add great touches to the garments.
Maybe just one of these days, I would ask my mom to model it so that I can have a better idea of how it fits.
Do I need more knitting books?!
My dearest SP just gifted me with an Amazon certificate! Woohoo, time to go browsing for pattern books. Thanks so much, SP!