[color=indigo]I just wanted to say that this is such a wonderful website! I am a new knitter, my boyfriend actually signed me up for lessons as a birthday gift since I’ve always wanted to knit, & it’s something I’ve been mentioning doing for a while, I just never took the actual initial step until now.
I’m going on my 3rd (out of 5) class this week and along the way, I’ve been visiting this site so I can familiarize myself with different stitches and get ideas for things I’d like to make when I’m more advanced. I must say, my first lesson didn’t go all that great, I just did not have yarn that worked with me, and I was ready to give up, but, I stuck with it and got the right yarn I think! But boy, after that first lesson, I was ready to crack those needles and give up! :wall:
I’ve only learned garter stitch, but can say I’m about 1/2 way done knitting a simple scarf (I wanted to my first project to be all one stitch so I could actually come away with something I could show off and wear, or give to someone instead of a buffet of different stitches!). I’m finding that I want to knit as often as I can! I’m even brining my scarf to work right now so I can “escape” on my lunch for a little while. xxx I just want to learn as much as I can. I’m already preparing to learn how to purl on my other set of needles, and hopefully once I master that, I can create something from the patterns here. :happydance:
So, I really just wanted to come in here, drop a simple message, and say THANK YOU :cheering: this site is truly wonderful and I’m sure I’ll be visiting more and more as I learn. :notworthy:
Hopefully all of you expert knitters can help me out along the way, as I know that I won’t be able to take lessons forever (I’d much rather spend that money on yarn).