So now, my knitting story... I just started knitting in November 2006 and the first few things were little. This hat made for my son was the first long-term knitting committment I had. It's a back-n-forth pattern that is just seamed up the side. The top actually has a weird swirl effect because somehow I managed to purl when I was supposed to knit and didn't realize for a few rows. My son, god love him, said "mom, that's really cool looking!" and the swirl stayed.
Along the way I have knitted a couple of bears for Mother Bear Project http://www.motherbearproject.org/index.html The first one was following their instructions to the letter (except for complete confusion on how to pick up stitches) and the yarn was supplied by them in a kit. The second one was when I was smarter and designed more by me. To be honest, I haven't shipped her off yet. I'm kind of attached but I will, I promise!
Also have made pillow, purse, baby blanket, scarf, slippers.... I don't want to post all of them right now, but to continue the story.... most recently were the "cheater" socks. Tube socks with no heel so I could learn how to knit in the round. They are not flourescent no matter what they look like. (and isn't the kitty cute? she loves me knitting cuz I sit still)
While knitting these I met crazy knitting lady in Borders who I adore, and not just cuz she has sent me yarn *grin* With her encouragement and taunting (have to turn a heel to be a capital-K Sock Knitter) I am working on the blue one and hopefully when it is finished soon, I will start the second one so it's not lonely. I have however turned the heel and was rather proud of this!
I believe the next project in the queue will be a present for my sister that I don't want to post because I might actually let her see this blog :)