I learned to knit by myself, one afternoon after a boring day after work just after New Year I went into my LYS and dreamed to do something with all that beautiful yarn. My mum is a fab knitter but I never managed to pick it from her explanations, but she inspired me with her knittings to go and learn it by myself.
She recommended that I buy a simple wool and size 6mm needles for a start. So that is what I did, I bought 1 skein of Wendy fusion 950%wool, 50% acrylic) in a colour that I liked.
At primary we had to learn how to knit and I hated it, however I did remember a few things, such as CO and the knit stitch quite quickly. But I was stuck when it came to purling. I browsed the world of www for hours for know hows, tried and tried , frogged and frogged, and watched Amy’s videos repeatedly:shrug: I was about to tear my hair out and my bf was going insane, but I don’t know how it happened, it suddenly did and I was the happiest girl alive that moment :happydance:
Once I got that my first project I did was a pair of finger warmers, I did it without pattern, as I did not want to have anything complicated added in there. So all I did was to CO 30 sts, and I worked in garter for a few rows for the wrist band, and then in stockinette for the rest, it formed a rectangle which I sew together. Then I did a rib st scarf with fringes and beads on the fringes and then the feather and lace scarf, that way i learned new techniques very slowly and it makes knitting really interesting!
Now it is great as I can pinch ideas from my mum when I go to visit her every 6 months, and she has even learned some things from me :yay:
I would really like to learn to crochet next but don’t have the courage at the moment as I do not know where to start, in the meanwhile I am loving my knitting and I am very addicted!!
SusanMarie1956 I agree, it is great to have several projects on the go, especially while TV knitting, as more delicate things require peace and quiet!! This is why i haven’t stitched the squares up yet, I need full concentration and good light…but I have made progress on the blanket…I have blocked each 250 squares !!! :cheering:
And even know I drove my bf insane at the beginning, he likes it as he got a pair of finger warmers too and I keep awake while watching TV.