dogfoster wrote:All of your projects look so nice and finished but I especially love your leaf pullover, that is a beautiful pattern. I just do not have the confidence I guess it is, to learn to knit. I guess I should at least watch the KAL videos and see if it is something I might could get the hang of. You are so lucky you are "bi-crafty" and can do both so well!
Thanks! I was going through a difficult time in my life, and my therapist told me to make some goals. One of my goals was learning to knit! So, I bought a skein of red yarn, some size 10 knitting needles, and sat down in front of my computer. I watched the same knitting videos over and over and over again, until I finally got it.
I have done the same thing with every stitch I've learned. Searched for a video online, and watched it over and over again.
I also took one class on how to fix mistakes. And another class for fair-isle knitting.
I have a real love for knitting, and it has become a big part of my life.
But, just 8 years ago, I didn't even know what a purl stitch was.
So, don't say you can't do it. YOU CAN DO IT! Just be patient with yourself, and take it one step at a time.
When I first started knitting, I spent over 4 months just doing the knit stitch. I made lots of different projects in garter stitch, and learned how to fix mistakes in garter stitch as well. I took my time learning the purl stitch, and learned how to fix mistakes in that as well. Then, I learned to knit in the round, so I could make a hat. Then, I learned how to make cables for a scarf. (Never did finish that scarf! Ha!)
I am still learning today.....and have gained an appreciation for crochet as well.