Show and tell: firsts.

For whatever reason, it’s been a busy couple of weeks for show and tell at the shop. Knitters and crocheters are finishing their projects left and right, and bringing them in excitedly to share all the new techniques they learned along the way. Today’s show and tell is all about firsts: first sweaters and first socks.

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Here, Wanda shows off her very first sweater, a Summer Lace Panel T-Shirt made in Debbie Bliss Pure Cotton, with some help along the way from Marsha’s “Start Your First Sweater or Vest” class. Yes, there’s a lace panel in this woman’s very first sweater. Wanda has really taken to knitting, and we are so impressed by all she’s accomplished!

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Another knitter models her first sweater, a textured vest made in Berroco Ultra Alpaca. Despite several sizing setbacks, she persistently knit and reknit this vest until she got it right. It can be so discouraging to rip out hours of knitting, but I know she’s thrilled to have completed a perfectly-fitting vest. What an achievement!

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Here’s Tamboura’s first sock, the result of many knitting hours and Marion’s ever-popular “Magic Loop Socks from the Toe Up” class. (There are plenty of spaces in the next session–read more about it and register on the website!) Tamboura is an avid crafter, not only a knitter, but a crocheter, weaver, and maker of glass beads. This sock is likely the first of many!

Thanks to all for sharing these knitterly firsts with us! I still have a backlog of pictures to share, so you can look forward to even more show and tell on the blog soon. See you at the shop!

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