Over the weekend, I spent a lot of time in the car driving back and forth from New York. I decided to devote a good chunk of that time to working on my first knitting project, a simple scarf made with the two skeins of yarn and knitting needles C bought for me for Christmas. I had pretty much finished it, but still had to bind off the last row (for non-knitters, this is the little move you have to do so that the seam at the end of the scarf is as smooth in appearance as the beginning). After consulting with my knitting bible (Vogue Knitting), I figured this out and finally wrapped it up tonight.
You can definitely tell it was made by a beginner, but I'm still totally excited that I actually knitted something! I can't wait to start my next project. I think I'm going to make baby booties for my cousin's baby with NY Mets colors (she and her husband love the Mets). I gave them a gift at the shower last weekend, but I'd like to send something additional once the baby is born, and I think hand-knitted baby booties would be a nice, inexpensive gift that they'll appreciate. She's due at the end of March, so I should have plenty of time to finish these and send them off once the baby is born. I'll head to the yarn store this weekend to get the necessary supplies (blue and orange yarn, a set of double-pointed needles). Now I just need to find a pattern.