I really looked at that margarita shell i've been attempting (and wrote about my frustrations with) and took a step back to evaluate....remembering i've only done scarves and dishclothes to this point.
i looked at my stash...i had bought a box of yarn off ebay, and had 10 skeins of two two in that box...it's a not wonderful light green color, but a nice chunky wool. i had also hunted down a book published by the company that makes two two called "Beginnings"...all beginning level sweaters made for two two, as well as paintbox and some other yarns.
SO, i've started a funnel neck sweater for my 6 year old son....i've got 40 rows in yesterday. simple st st, but will teach me about decreasing, making sleeves, etc. all good stuff. then, when i've got some confidence built up, i'll go back to that ribbon shell <g>. like maybe this coming winter, when i'll have it done for spring!
Nate (my DS) loves the idea i'm making him a sweater...my 14 year old DD (she's a woman's medium) is asking me to make her "a simple vest with two or three chunky cables".....