Hello everyone! I just started learning to knit about 6 weeks ago, and after spending a few weeks trying just the cast ons, I finally upgraded to actual knitting (but for some reason, I can only knit using the single cast on!) My products are rather ugly (tangles, slipped stiches), but I'm still proud of them! My specific questions are:
-when I hold my finished products to the light, I can see pinpoints of light through parts, but not all, of the stitched piece. This is a result of my tension, right? Is it terrible that it happens?
-When knitting the first row, I always find it impossible to knit the slip knot- the knot simply refuses to move, and I have to remove the stitch from my needle and pull the knot out, resulted in a truncated corner. Is there some way to avoid this?
-Somehow both of the very end stitches are always loose, resulting in some odd looking edges. What am I doing wrong?
-Finally, am I an embarassment to knitting? Was it like this for everyone here? I've been looking at everyone's questions, and everyone is asking about patterns and such, and I can barely cast on 15 and stitch knit stitches! I really enjoy knitting, and I'm excited to try patterns and everything, but I worry that I'm horrible at this!
Sorry for the long post, everyone!