Knit picking

After several years and several failed attempts at learning to knit (I had great teachers – I am just a very bad student) I decided it was time to get serious or get over it.

I spent the day watching “how to” videos and tutorials, and I am pleased to say the project above is my first ever successful solo project start – I cast on (learning a new method I absolutely love) and knitted on my own without any guidance from a live person sitting next to me. I decided to use a large yarn gage and large pair of knitting needles to practice, and it really helped. I’m going to finish out this scarf, then try to knit a hat on my own, using a pattern (and guidance, as needed.)

I’m very excited about this. I really think I’m starting to finally get it. I’m also going to be more active on Ravelry, and I joined a couple knitting/crocheting groups on Facebook.

Wish me luck…I’m going to need it.

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6 Responses to Knit picking

  1. truthspew says:

    Not something that I’m interested in. Now hacking my car – yes indeed. If GM thinks they’ll get me to buy a Caddy for adaptive cruise control, I’ll just show them how I can hack into my Chevy and make it do the exact same thing.

  2. Yay! I know when you get the hang of it you’re going to do something with the Green Lantern logo or a giraffe. Or… how about both?

  3. eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! welcome to the dark side!
    I learned how to single crochet this year with a youtube video; I like knitting better.
    looks like size 10 or 11 needles and a bulky yarn there. GO SASSY GO!

  4. javabear says:

    Fantastic! I love to knit, though I consider myself a beginner still. I can knit in the round with double pointed needles, which impressed my mother-in-law all to pieces, but I’ve not made socks or any kind of fitted thing (sweater?) yet. I’m still getting the hang of following patterns.
    Good luck! It looks fantastic so far.

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