[color=darkblue][/color] Okay, here’s my problem: I’m ready to get back into knitting. Got me a great new bag…all organized. Shopping for new circulars (since I don’t have but one). Searching and searching and spending veritable days on the internet finding a few perfect first patterns to get my skills back in check, and a couple of sweater patterns for when I am finally comfortable enough to attempt one (I did knit a very large sampler afghan in the 80’s, but I’m still chicken to try a sweater )
I’ve been educating myself on all the new yarns and visiting lots of instruction sites and watching videos – especially interesting to me was http://tinyurl.com/ryqaq I’ve been bookmarking like mad and trying to keep track of all of the hints and tips. I’ve been re-reading my old instruction books (I still love my old Mon Tricot Knitting Encyclopedia – 1500 patterns ; and Mon Tricot Knitters Basic Book 1), but I’m a bit overwhelmed…and thus; per usual; bogged down in anal retentiveness.
When so many of the techniques have different names and different ways of doing things, how do you know you’re doing the best one? I’m stuck because I want to make sure I’ve found all of the variations of the particular techniques and decided upon the one which is best. Is there even such a thing? I’m tempted to catalog all of the different ways of doing, say, increases and decreases and summarize them in a WordPerfect document, along with the pros and cons of each…Lordy…that would take me a while. And then I haven’t even approached all the different techniques I’ve seen about picking up stitches and selveges and joining…aaargh :help:
I know there is no “one best reference book.” Too bad…that would certainly solve my problems.
Just looking for words of wisdom from the more knowlegeable about how to deal with my “need-to-know-everything-before-I-feel-I-can-move-on” obsession, perhaps particularly from anyone who has felt the same way.
Unfortunately, I am this “Monk-ish” about most everything. Maybe Wellbutrin is the solution…ha!! :happydance: Thanks in advance for your help.