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Topic: First knitting: I'm the OTHER kind of craftster  (Read 5947 times)
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« on: November 22, 2007 10:56:06 AM »

Okay, here is my first knitting. 

I was mad at the DH yesterday, so instead of flowers he brought me yarn.  Forgiven!

So I casted on a few stitches, saying: "Today is the day I am learning how to purl."  Apparantly, I also need to relearn how to knit, judging from my first couple rows.  I split yarn, got it twisted.. how do you even get it twisted?  I thought I was making all of my stitches the same.  After about 5 rows of garter stitch, I looked up youtube videos of purling.  I had to switch to continental method to purl, but I did it.  I have a few rows of stockingette.  EEEEEEEE!  I did it!  But I suck.  And I don't know how to get it off my needle.  And there is SOMETHING going on at the bottom, what is that about? Hence the title.

I am the other kind of craftster... I know that there are some people who produce beautiful things for their first project - like:  "This is my first project.   I made some gloves out of merino wool with a fair isle design."  And sure enough, it's gorgeous. 

I am the kind of craftster who says: "This is my twentieth project!  It's a dishcloth made entirely of garter stitch!" and all the edges are crappy. 

But!  don't be afraid, people, if you are the other kind of craftster!  Still show off your work!  So here it is, in all it's asstastic suckitude:

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« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2007 11:25:24 AM »

well done! im the other type of crafter as well, it took me a while to learn how to purl, and i struggled with ribbing for ages, but i asked lots of questions and have just about got it now. www.knittinghelp.co m is really good when your starting out and has lots of little videos to watch, including binding off in a variety of ways Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2007 11:28:33 AM »

I'm the same way. Don't worry, hon, I was knitting for about a year before I worked up the courage to learn how to purl. I've now been at if for about 5 years, and haven't yet worked up the courage to attempt a sweater. Ah well, I think it looks great for beginnings, and looks a lot better than some of my first stuff. Keep it up, love!
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« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2007 11:30:59 AM »

Hooray!! I'm not the only one who has ugly edges on everything she knits!!
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« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2007 11:41:13 AM »

When you're done knitting all you want, you bind off before you cut the end. (oops) Go to knittinghelp.com and look at the video called casting off, undo your last row and BO. It's really pretty good for a beginner, just takes practice to get better. And that means using more yarn!
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« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2007 11:43:29 AM »

Maybe I'll get the hubby to buy yarn more often!   Cheesy  Thanks for the encouragement, everyone
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« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2007 12:03:01 PM »

LoL!  I know *nothing* about knitting, but I loved your post!  I am the "other kind" too, but I only post my successes!  So maybe I'm just a chicken Craftster! 

Asstastic suckitude!  My new favorite phrase!!

Great job, btw!  I can't knit, so you're already better than me!!! lol!
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« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2007 12:28:07 PM »

So....That's what purling looks like...Ouch, mine looks nothing like that! *cries* Oh man!

But yours looks pretty amazing. I love that yarn!
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« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2007 12:39:56 PM »

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So....That's what purling looks like...Ouch, mine looks nothing like that! *cries* Oh man!

Actually, that is one row of knit, one row of purl.  (Makes Stockinette) If you totally purled every row, I imagine it would look the same if you totally knitted every row.
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« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2007 12:42:20 PM »

Sometimes stitches get twisted if you wrap your yarn counter clockwise when making it.  I have been knitting about 2 years and just did it this week when switching to continental style.  Yours still looks better than my first attempts!  Keep it up!
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