It takes looong time to get used to knittng, if you've never used your hands like that. The muscles in your hands need to learn how to move in a knitting way. It's like dancing or playing an instrument, practice and practice and practice and you'll get there. Ideally you should knit every day to rub it in. It takes time to learn. Oh, and i remember i had a lot of trouble when i started knitting because my hands were soooo tense. I was litterally pulling the yarn til my fingers were red and whatever i knit looked rather like a lump of lead. Relax, and ake it easy. You'll learn. All knitters here have been where you are now, it's just a matter of time before you'll do cables and afghans and shawls.
I love it! I want to make one in a deep yellow/orange with cables! I would wear it in winter, over a t-shirt. I'm 21, but i don't thing taste has to do with age. Anyone could wear this, in my opp, but you'd have to wear it in your color. I guess a lot of people'd look like ghosts in that greyish pale blue in the pic.
Excited to see how it turns out for those making it!
I started knitting several times when i was a kid, at home and in craft class at school. I really wanted to knit, but i guess i was too little to get a hang of it.
Then, after a couple of years, i got a big box of yarn from my grandma, and my mom had needles, so i decided to make a sweater. I had no clue ow to make a sweater. But i made up a pattern as i went along, got about half-ways when i ran out of yarn. So i made a scarf and a pair of fingerless gloves instead.
But the idea of makinga sweater kept haunting me, so when i was 17 i found a terrible electric turquise/green/teal colored mohair and a pair of #3 needles in the closet, and i started again. I made two assymetrical sleeves when i ran out of yarn. This was when i started to take it serious, found S'n'B, bought the book and made my Skully in a few days. Then i found knitty, craftster and all of the knitting blogs out there, and now i'm a regular yarn junkie.
I've just finished my first sock ever, and it's the Kew from Knitty 06. Love it. There's a problem, though. In the picture they look really tight and the lacy leg pattern really shows on whoever's wearing them. But on me they're too big and fluffy, and the leafy lace looks a bit like a compost. My gauge is correct, as is everything else.
Do i have sticks for ankles or is this a common problem for the rookie sockie? They only come in one size, so could that be the prob?
dear goneknitsup, Knitalin would be a very welcome part of my knitting life. save some for me if you find any
The rib is very...obnoxious? it looks and feels good, but it's a bi'ch getting it done. I motivate myself by getting all competitive and speed-knitting my way through it all.
What kept me awake, though, was the shaping of the front, with lots of Wrap-and-turns. It was lots of complicated fun. I think i re-designed the back mostly bc i thought it looked wack having only the front in Stockinette, like a little stockinette island in the middle of all that rib.
Lesson to be learned: dont re-design without re-measuring. as i said, it turned out way big.