A small, but significant landmark moment

Suddenly, I understand. I can read a knitting pattern – and actually understand it!! I’ve figured out how to do most common stitches (apart from the obvious knit and purl) - such as psso, sl, k2tog, etc. I know it seems small and rather insignificant but looking back to where I was when I first started it’s a small accomplishment for me.

Suddenly, I find myself able to actually figure out what I’m supposed to be doing. I can follow a pattern. I can venture out and experiment with bigger projects. :slight_smile: Yay!!! And I don’t think I would have gotten there as fast as I have had it not been for Amy’s videos and this forum full of helpful ladies (and gents). :thumbsup:

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HURRAH! :smiley: Congratulations! Now you can knit yourself a nice warm sweater for your icky New Zealand winter.


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Congrats! You’ll be able to tackle so much more now. :happydance:

It’s wonderful when the seemingly greek pattern suddenly transforms itself into something you can read. Good going! :cheering:

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congrats… that is soo wonderful… You are an awesome woman… you go girl!!!


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I love the :figureditout: moment!!!

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I just started knitting in Feb (wow! 5 mos already?!) and I remember thinking “I’ll NEVER remember what sts or st st mean” as I sat there with my little cheat sheet of codes.

Now I find myself writing in those codes when I’m writing to someone who doesn’t knit. :roflhard:


Small??? That is a HUGE accomplishment. I remember early on looking at patterns and putting ones back that included “YO”. I could see it meant yarn over, but in my mind I’m thinking “Over what? From where to where?” :rofling:

Congrats and happy conquering heather_feather!!


:cheering: :cheering: excellent - well done! I know that when I first understood a pattern it felt like I’d climbed everest =D Its a great achievement and well done you - don’t put that achievement down by saying its small and insignificant when in reality its HUGE =D

Way to go!!! It is a great moment - I felt it when I knitted the felted flamingo, which had complicated W&T’s all through it!

It is a great feeling. The world is now open to you! Enjoy!

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I will take personal responsibility for everyone’s success. You’re welcome!

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It IS huge!! I still love being able to decipher the patterns–when I started the clogs recently. I’d never done the W&T…and I was so pleased to have learned yet another term, another “stitch” if you can call it that!!

That’s great!! I’m still working on it, but since I’m suffering from knit-related yarn, needle, and reference book acquisition, somewhere in all the books I have, I can find the stitch abbreviation!

That is exactly what I was thinking! It was totally Greek before!

I still feel that way about crochet, but I know one day I’ll get it.