Category Archives: 2012

Scarf for Poppy

In a previous blog post I shared a picture of the first thing I made, which was a shawl for my mother. Here is the link for that pattern: Garter and Lace Wrap

My next project was a scarf for my Dad, modeled by my daughter below:

scarf

I found this pattern in a short book I bought at Walmart called Knitting Made Easy. It is a great pattern for beginners.

You can also find the pattern here On The Double Scarf

The pattern calls for size US 13, but you can use any size needle you have, with any yarn you want of course – but that will change the size of the scarf. If you use small needle with thin yarn (fingering for example) you will need to cast on more stitches. If you use a bigger needle, with thick yarn, like “bulky” then you cast on fewer stitches. If you are a beginner, I suggest sticking with what the pattern calls for until you get the hang of it 🙂

You will need to know how to cast on, knit, purl, and cast off.

 

 

 

I’m Smitten for Knittin’!

This is my first post to my yarnalicious blog! Welcome! Thanks for stopping by 😉

I’m a 34 year old mom, wife, friend, writer, who started knitting in 2012 after my doctor suggested it as a way to help my anxiety. At that time I was suffering from extreme anxiety. I started knitting in late Winter 2012, my first real project was a shawl for my mother (modeled by my daughter below):

shawl.jpg

I fell in love with knitting – which is where I came up with the idea of Smitten 4 Knittin. When I am knitting I don’t worry about other things. It has helped my anxiety more than I could have ever imagined. My mind is at peace, I sleep better, I have lost a lot of weight, and in the process I’ve knit things for friends, family, and even strangers. With love in every stitch. You’ve been Smitten! 🙂