My scarf in progress is almost a foot long! I am loving it. The yarn is so soft and thick. Can't wait to wear it around my neck.
I feel like I am getting initiated into the knitting community and soon will have permanent calluses to mark my membership. I am fairly certain I am getting a round size 13 needle bruise on my tummy from where I anchor my working needle. I am not sure if this is a common malady? I will have to have the life partner take a picture of me while knitting...action shot! But basically, I almost have the needles at a 90 degree angle...with the right one straight down on my belly when I am moving the stitch from the left to the right...and then I kind of dig in the right needle into my belly when I push down the stitches to make room. I'm sure this will pass once I get more of a hang and groove going on.
Ah, and let's not forget my poor right pointer finger which I stab repeatedly when trying to shove the left stitch off the needle to the right. And my left wrist is starting to feel the burn.
Whine. Whine. Whine.
But honestly, I love each little pain, and I know my hands will get used to it. Reminds me of that Simpson's episode where Marge teaches Lisa how to sew a quilt and she holds the flame of a lighter up to her finger and doesn't feel anything.