It's been SO long since I've had an FO (that's a knitterly term for Finished Object, for you folks with your minds in the gutter) to share on FO Friday, that I decided to totally cheat. You still respect me, right?
Anywho, I was doing some closet purging (I love getting rid of stuff -- I blame a combination of too little space for too long and watching Hoarders *shudder*)... and I found this:
Klutz that does awesome activity books for kids. Once upon a time, we decided to do a Knitting book, and suddenly the office was filled with yarn and needles and stitch markers and all sorts of wonderful stuff.
I signed up to be an instruction tester for the book, and since I was A) totally new to knitting B) moderately uncoordinated and C) left-handed, it was decided that if I could be taught to knit, anyone could. So that's how I learned. And this coin purse was the first pattern I tested. It even looked lame enough (as if a kid had churned it out) that it made it into the book. If you can get your hands on a copy, you'll see a cute blonde girl holding it up. I knitted a few other things that made it into the book, too. All really fun.
And then I proceeded to knit a scarf a year, give or take, until I discovered Ravelry. And now I'm hopelessly obsessed and working on my 10th project of the year. Just like most of you.
So, what's the first thing you ever knitted? And where is it now?
PS By the time you read this, I'll be crawling around on rocks in Moab, Utah with nary a computer in sight. See y'all next week!