Hey everyone. This is sort of posting asking for help/tips, and also sort of just venting.
Everything that I’ve made in knitting, it ended up being a little bit crappy. Some of them are only very slightly crappy, like a sock with a little hole where I joined the heel flap to the inset, some are very very crappy, like with oddly shaped cables or uneven seams or just stuff like that. Most recently, I tried to make a sweater and I just can’t even do it. My gauge changes dramatically throughout the entire piece, so I’m just going to wait awhile to tackle a sweater.
I just, I don’t know. I’m knitting all the time. I love to do it, and I try to pick out cool projects that are okay for my skill level. Just everything always turns out with some big mistakes that make me so unhappy. I want to love my handknits because they’re nice, not just because I make them.
It may be partly because nearly every new project I do is learning one, or usually several, new techniques. My first project was an Irish Hiking Scarf, and I’m pretty certain I could make one of those without many problems. But what about the convertible mittens I’m trying to make right now? CRAPOLA. Seriously. There is a huge hole where I picked up the thumb gusset stitches, and the last stitch before the bind off on each finger is taller or something. And trust me, those are not personal touches. They’re just mistakes. lol I don’t even want to keep working on it because I’m so disappointed.
So I’m going to take some knitting classes at the LYS while I’m at home. But I want to work on a project that will help me just perfect some basics, work on finishing techniques, and just overall learn not how to make crappy projects.
Did you guys ever feel this way? What did you do?