So I watched a bunch of videos, bought a learn-to-knit kit and even sought out the knitting instructor at my local craft store. I guess I talked a good game (I was pondering whether continental style would be easier for me as a crocheter) because she told me my knowledge was beyond the class, and I just needed practice. Except it wasn't. I struggled with simple things like casting on, I didn't understand why I had this huge long yarn between stitches on the first row and I didn't know it would go away. I can't tell you how many times I worked and reworked that first row trying to knit "closer together." Basically I was really frustrated with the process and knew I was a knitting failure.
So I stopped and just kept crocheting. And then I tried the Knook, which I think did a good job in helping me understand some knitting concepts, but was awkward and slow. In the meantime I met Jessica, and we worked on a number of homeschooling projects together. Now she is a knitter. She made Christmas stockings, sweaters, and little dresses with ruffles. I filed that info away for about a year and then last week I asked her to give me a lesson.
|I mentioned it had issues, right? But a serviceable washcloth it will make.|
Reading right now is Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation (Cultural Liturgies) for my Classical Mom's book club. I just got this one, so haven't cracked the cover yet. I have listened to a couple of Smith's lectures on the Society for Classical Learning page, so I am anxious to start.
Visit Ginny at Small Things for more people knitting (or crocheting, reading and yarning along).