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« on: November 10, 2008 04:29:12 PM »

I've been knitting for the last four hours and this is all I've got so far.



Am I an extremely slow knitter or does it normally take forever to make something?

EDIT: Thanks for all the help. I think it was because I was trying to hold the yarn in a way that didn't work for me. It was extremely awkward and I had to adjust every time I finished a row. I've sped up and I think I'll actually be able to finish by Thursday now.

Here is my progress after another four hours.



P.S. I don't have any real knitting needles, so I have been using barbeque skewers.
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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2008 04:48:21 PM »

You're doing fine. Cut yourself some slack, you did just learn today. Smiley

You will pick up speed after you've been knitting for a while, so don't despair!
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« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2008 05:05:03 PM »

It takes some time to find your rhythm, but once you do you'll speed up (and even be able to knit without looking !!!). 
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« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2008 05:11:29 PM »

Good job! I'm so proud of you.  Smiley
Just keep at it and you'll soon be picking up the pace and maybe even knitting without looking. Knitting without looking is one of the best things.
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« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2008 05:33:02 PM »

You're doing great!  My first day knitting I had weird increases and holes all over the place.  It looks great!  And you'll pick up steam as you figure out how to hold and maneuver the yarn better.
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« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2008 05:52:54 PM »

looks like the progress when i hand knit.  I find machine knitting much more enjoyable--a hat in 20 minutes, an entire afghan in 12 hours--way more my style.  i am soooo envious of everyone who hand knits and actually sees progress.
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« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2008 07:50:03 PM »

You have EXCELLENT tension --- it looks like you've been knitting for years.

It also looks like you're using small needles. You might enjoy fatter wool on bigger needles.
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« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2008 08:13:51 PM »

Chiming in with a refrain of the same tune.

You will get faster ---- you write a lot faster now that when you first learned don't you? 
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