Thursday, January 13, 2011

What Did I Create Today?

A headache! I bought the Knix Fix book because I think I juuuuuust might need it.
See that pathetic little piece? That is all I got accomplished in my beginner's knitting class. I did not play well with others. I got frustrated easily. Held everything too tightly and couldn't get the point of the knitting needle into the yarn and ugh, it was pure torture. So much so, I can't wait to go back. Knit wit.


Anonymous said...

Oh Marlene, this is so reminiscent of times I've had. Not with knitting (I can do the simple knit/purl stitches OK, but that's where it ends), however, if I try to learn how to crochet, I'm all thumbs. Plus, those thumbs are arthritic. Back to knitting, a couple things I can suggest that helped me, although they may not make a difference to you, but here they are anyhow -- I feel more comfortable with wooden (bamboo) needles than with aluminum. They are made by Clover and available everywhere, at Jo Ann's here in south Jersey. Also, thicker needles might be better for a beginner. My favorites are 10.0 mm. They helped me, and I made at least a dozen scarves using only the knit stitch. They have a large loose weave, and I used Lion Fun Fur and other decorative yarns, as long as they felt very soft. I don't know what's recommended in a beginner's class, but I found working bigger than the needles you showed helped me learn. Then later I graduated to smaller needles to make dish cloths. However, they are all bamboo, can't work with aluminum. Good luck!

Lupe Meter said...

Good luck on the knitting. I am just barely learning how to crochet!