Knitting, First Real Attempt

I’ve always loved the look of knit verses crochet. I don’t know if it’s smoother or just more delicate in appearance, especially in baby garments, but my eye always catches a pretty knitted item. When my children were younger, I attempted knitting, but I’d end up with a child running off with my needles which included unraveling my work. Below is my real first attempt at knitting!

My Knitting Project – Dollies

Can you guess what I did wrong here?


If anyone has followed us on our FB page, you know I love making dolls. Cloth & felt have been my main textile picks. I wanted to knit a dolly! I found this very simple and cute pattern from Amy Gaines on Etsy.

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Changing colors was my first obstacle. Honestly, I didn’t really know the ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ side, that’s how new I am. It’s okay, I really messed up and decided to tear it down to this mistake and fix it. For any other new knitters, I believe that you change colors on the purl side. The pattern said k (24) change color k (24). So maybe an assumption that I knew to purl between the two knitted rows to change the color?  I know now.

I also learned how to fix a dropped stitch. My crochet hook is now my friend. YouTube is great for those things.

My knitting mistake is now fixed.

Fixed knitting, changed colors

So, once I got the hang of one, I could feel a yarn addiction building. I wanted some of that fat soft yarn. I don’t even know what you call it…fat and soft sounds good. Yes, I bought it. (Jessica, you don’t see this.)

Love This Yarn


Then I purchased more knitting needles because, oh, I’ll make 4 of these cuties, but when I get to the head, the girls are too smart, and I’ll have to hide them. I’ll just start another with new needles! I think I’m working on 5 now. Red and purple make a beautiful knit. But more, I want to know what yarn makes a pretty, but durable washcloth? You shouldn’t tell me, but leave a link in the comments 🙂


Here is what I’ve done so far. While it’s not polished and I can’t see the smooth rows I adore, I’m pleased and will work on improving. I’d love to hear about or see your knitting creations. I’ll update this project as I move along. I’m making these for Christmas for my two little girls, and my two grand-daughters.

Happy knitting,


This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Gail

    That’s great for a mother of 10. Wow, I think you’re amazing.
    Blessings Gail.

    1. Theresa

      Well, my youngest ones are now old enough not to grab my yarn and run across the room! Glad you came by to visit!

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