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.