I am definitely a “beginner”, I have had an interest in knitting for a few years – but have always doubted if I could do it. I finally broke down and bought a kit at my local craft store, some yarn and needles. I am attempting to make a VERY BASIC throw blanket, nothing fancy. However, I am so frustrated … I am on the verge of trashing it and giving up (this is not my normal attitude).
The “pattern” is just knitting straight stitches across for approx. 45 stitches, turn and repeat. The biggest problem I am having is EVERYTHING !! I was doing ok in the beginning, I ran into a few issues like, extra stitches – but I overcame those problems. However, I had to put it down for about 4 weeks and now I am trying to finish. My problems include, stitches that feel WAY too tight, extra stitches, and more importantly I can not seem to get the motions or the knit and purl stitches.
I feel like an infant trying to drive a truck – not gonna happen.
Please help me.