Ok knitters…I am brand spankin new. As in just bought my first needles on Wednesday - my second on Thursday and my third were borrowed Yes obsessed already.
So remember way back when you first started? I really struggled getting my 2nd and 3rd row done. I can’t even tell you how many times I pulled it out. But now that I pushed through I am pretty happy. Granted I am only on maybe my 4th row…but it does not look too bad.
I can do a long tail cast on. No problem. I get the general idea of what the knit stitch is - but CAN NOT get the tension right. No matter how I hold my working yarn it is not right.
I end up pretty much dropping it, holding my needle against me and picking up the yarn to wrap it around…
Is it normal to struggle like this? As in do you think most people go through this then just figure it out?
Or should I be working on getting it right by videos or my AMAZING local yarn shop? I did ask the “yarn lady” at the shop but of course when I was there it I could do it ok or at least…not too bad…but now it does not work for me at all.
I am a quilter - and I love to quilt. I do remember how hard it was in the beginning and thank goodness for The Quilting Board - (same as this board but for Quilting) without it my journey would have taken so much longer. The things you learn from people in a social media environment is just crazy. What did we do before all these things???!!
I am so excited for this board…
Is my struggle normal? :wall: