When I first learned to knit years ago, my very first project was a charcoal grey wool scarf. Naturally, because I was just learning to knit, there were some mistakes in it. But I loved that scarf nevertheless and wore it all the time. It had great sentimental value to me. Sadly, I lost it last year. It must have dropped to the floor in a restaurant or something. I just hope someone kept it, and that it didn't end up in a dumpster. While I'll never be able to duplicate that "first" handmade scarf, I can make another one that looks like it. I found an extra skein of the same yarn in my knitting bag, so I'm busy working on "charcoal grey scarf number two."
In my post about knitting two years ago, I mentioned that I wanted to learn the purl stitch. Well, one evening after Christmas, I finally took the time to watch some videos online and learned how to purl. It took a little time to get the hang of it, but it's not hard at all. I've been practicing with some knit/purl combos and am excited to start a simple project using the two stitches. Knitting is a relaxing pastime, especially in the winter months, and the results are so worthwhile. Recently, two people have told me they still wear the scarves I knitted for them years ago. I was very touched by this. Any fellow knitters out there? Let me know what projects you're currently working on.
On another note ... here's my buddy, Henry, who was hanging out next to me while I took some photos of my scarf-in-progress. Henry follows me wherever I go and is usually by my side as I photograph things for My Little Bungalow. He tends to be camera shy, though, and will look away when I turn the camera on him. This day, however, he was a little too sleepy to care, so I was able to photograph him as he enjoyed the warm winter sun. What a sweet boy he is! We're so happy he's part of our family.