Well, I did it! I have officially knit a project from start to finish. Hooray!
I picked up this bulky yarn a few weeks ago and decided that for my mom's birthday, I really wanted to make her something. I knew it would be special to her because I've never made her anything in my grown up years because I've never really been the crafty type. My last sewing project (in home-ec) was a disaster and both her and my grandma (both experts with the sewing machine) made a great deal of fun over it. So not only would it mean a lot to her but it did to me too. I didn't have a pattern in mind so I just started knitting. I kept knitting until I ran out of yarn (3 skeins, it was all they had in that color) and it was still a little bit too short so I turned it into an eternity scarf! I had no clue how to do it so I just took my needle and wove some strands through, tied a knot and called it done. It turned out pretty great and she loved it. It's rather bulky so she'll have to reserve it for those bitterly cold days. I told her it would be great for when she comes to visit us this winter, hint hint.
Now it's time to attempt to make patterns, wish me luck!