Wednesday, April 02, 2008

In Knots

So if I've been working on knitting off and on, and I still haven't gotten beyond casting on and the first row or so, does this mean I'm never going to make it as a knitter? It seems like it shouldn't take this long to make progress.

5 comments:

Liz said...

I learned to crochet first... but that's just me. I'm not that skilled of a knitter, but it was easier for me to pick up once I had mastered working one loop at a time. Just a thought.

Barb the Evil Genius said...

I've tried crocheting with no success, although it was a long time ago, and it was from my mother, who had a hard time teaching me because I am left-handed. Perhaps if I tried it out of a book that showed the left-handed way, I might do better.

elephantschild said...

Oh, do keep trying. I tried and stopped and gave up and screamed, and dumped everything and finally tried again a year later. I'm still not a fancy knitter, but I feel more confident with the basics now.

These videos helped the most, and they've got one set for continental style and one set for American style knitting. I had NO luck learning until I switched styles. My m-i-l was teaching me American and I just could NOT get it. Continental worked better for me!

Hope that helps! It's SO worth the work. :)

Marie N. said...

I found videos very helpful too. If you/re frustrated put the needles down for a day and try again with a fresh mind.

Liz said...

That's too bad, I mean that you don't know another left handed crocheter, not that your right handed mom tried to teach you.

Regarding kintting... I learned by watching other kintters then buying "Teach yourself to kint visually" but that's geared towards right handed kintters... have you tried a class at your local craft supply store?