[B]I, [/B][B]YES I, The.Knitter,[/B] the one who is all thumbs usually, the one that has attempted knitting in the round so many times and messed it up so badly that I thought it was not possible for me to do it, but [B]YES[/B] I have to brag! I just finished my first ever row of knitting in the round. Yayyyyy me!!! There are no ladders, the join is nice and clean, the stitches were not twisted, and I have now knit my first row of ribbing to make [B]MY VERY FIRST SOCK!![/B]
OK, so now [B]I AM VERY EXCITED[/B]! I was not going to do any more knitting today. I had put all my knitting things away. However [B]I[/B] [B]WAS[/B] sitting in my knitting chair still [B]BUT I WAS NOT [/B]going to knit again tonight!!! Yeah, right! I hate a challenge… it gives me insomnia.
I just [B]HAD[/B] to try just one more time to knit in the round. I was sitting right beside that beautiful bag Silver had mailed to me. It has the sock yarn in it, the brand new DPN’s, a fresh pad and pen, and a few plastic stitch markers. In short it was all ready for me to learn knitting in the round.
Once again I read Silver’s tutorial, and again I watched Shandeh’s YouTube on joining and for some reason this time it just clicked.
So, [B]YES, I KNIT IN THE ROUND![/B] Hey, I know, I know, it’s only one row. I can hear you all chuckling and thinking “she knit a row, big deal”. But it is one more row than the last time I attempted to make a sock, which was last week some time… [B]AND[/B] I still have all my hair, and most of my sanity! I didn’t even put an eye out with all those pointy needles sticking out everywhere.
I think I am going to be able to do this “knitting in the round” thing. I think once I get used to it, it might even be addictive. Socks only take two balls of yarn. I could do this and not go bankrupt (remember I can’t knit with wool, so I have to use either silk, bamboo, acrylic or cotton, all of which are not [B]REALLY[/B] expensive).
[B]Thanks so much Silver and Shandeh for the wonderful tutorials!!![/B]
Anyways, now I think [B]I[/B] [B]WILL[/B] put away my knitting for the night (in my wonderful bag from Silver) and come back to it nice and fresh tomorrow, so that I can knit in the round some more!!!
:woot: :woohoo: :woot: :woohoo: :woot: