Okay, I have been knitting consistently for about 7 years. I started back up when my daughter wanted a poncho. We went shopping and looked at what was in the stores and I refused to spend money on those awful acrylic things. We found a pattern and yarn and I was off and knitting. Ever since then I have been knitting.
For Christmas, I sent my sister this pattern by Fiber Trends and the yarn. Actually, it was her Christmas present, but she never received it until Saturday, because I had to mail it to her and I am a procrastinator. Then she started knitting it right away. Saturday night she called me with questions on picking up stitches. We went through the pattern and what stuck with her was my explanation that this would be felted and not to worry too much as mistakes don't usually show.
Well, here is what she made. Didn't she do a great job? The yarn is Lamb's Pride Bulky, their new varigated colorway in the Strawberry Swirl.
Because she had so much fun knitting this bowl, I decided to make a sample for the shoppe. It would be a quick knit and if she could knit it, so could I. After all, my sister has only been knitting for one year and I had more experience than her.
Well, I had to call my sister for help. When I reached the same section she was in when she called me for help, I had problems. It didn't make any sense to me. So I called and she walked me through it.
Humph - so much for being the older, more experienced sister.