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I'm super new to knitting<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> I need to do some things that don't matter if I mess them up.<br><br>
I made a fun fur scarf and figured out the binding off by myself! (Quite proud of that one<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">!)<br><br>
I'm just messing around with a k2 p2 square that I'll probably use for a cloth.<br><br><br>
What sorts of things do you suggest beginning knitters try for more experience.<br>
Reading a pattern stresses me out!<br><br><br>
Also I found several balls of this peach type of yarn with bits of cream in it it's from Paris and looks vintage.<br>
It's 64% virgin wool<br>
20% nylon<br>
16% mohair<br><br>
what type of project would you suggest with that? Or should I sell it on ebay<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">!?
 

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The first thing I did was this felted bag when you felt it it will hide any mistakes you made and you have a knitting bag when you are done making it here is the free pattern. <a href="http://www.blacksheepbags.com/booga_bag.html" target="_blank">http://www.blacksheepbags.com/booga_bag.html</a>
 

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that looks cool!<br><br>
Any other helpful info?<br><br>
What do you think about the quality of that yarn I mentioned?
 

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Actually last night I started a wash cloth. I'm following my 1st pattern and it's turning out<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Woo hoo<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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My first project(s) was a group of things. I was doing a trade with 3 different mamas for diapers. The first mama got two scarves. I hate scarves. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> These were two strand acrylic toddler ones. One in pink and white and the other in blue and white if I remember right. The second mama got dress up ties. I only did one and had help with the other. I <a href="http://www.straw.com/cpy/patterns/party_necktie.html" target="_blank">used this pattern</a>, though I used acrylic. The mama loved them! It was super easy and quick. That was my first thing I did with increases and decreases. The third mama got hats, though once again I had help with those.<br><br>
I say just find something that strikes you and go for it. I hated the scarves but the ties were fun. I dd a soaker after that (done flat and then seamed) and after that I started doing things in the round. Just go for it!<br><br>
As for the yarn....I'd say a wearable item. I've never knit with mohair before though so I can't be sure. The nylon will help keep the shape of whatever you do make. Maybe a shawl/shrug? <a href="http://www.knitty.com" target="_blank">Try here</a> for some inspiration...if you click archives it'll pull up a search page and you can go through all their patterns based off category.
 

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I've got lots of toy patterns (and some non-toy ones) here:<br><br><a href="http://kimberlychapman.com/crafts/knit-patterns.html" target="_blank">http://kimberlychapman.com/crafts/knit-patterns.html</a><br><br>
The patterns shouldn't be too scary to read since I try to write them mostly as a "do this, then do this for awhile, then finish it up like this" style. I'd like to say I do that for ease of reading but it's actually because I'm incredibly lazy about typing out all of those row-by-row instructions. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Thanks so much<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
So I'm thinking that knitting is addicting<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> I am wanting to do that over reading!<br><br>
I finished the 1st cloth and it LOOKS LIKE A CLOTH! I'm thinking I'm pretty much a professional now<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> .<br><br>
I'm making another cloth to give my Mom a set of 2 for her birthday.
 
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