13 February 2012
i bought this kit and have watched about two hours of youtube/other videos, all of which tell me how easy knitting is if you just do it correctly. well, let me tell you something, that is a load of crap. maybe it's because my yarn is wool and messy and i don't like messy so i go super tight and then can't move stitches (or whatever they're called) from one needle to the next? or maybe it is because i'm starting out with 15mm wooden needles? or maybe it's just because i'm an idiot? it seems so easy, but seriously, you should see the shit i've come up with. just some rats nest of yarn that is fraying because i'm constantly starting over.
so, i'm bound and determined to make that stupid snood, before it warms up even, and am wondering ... should i pick up smaller needles and yarn to practice with? i'm talking straight up basics ... knit one purl one ... this has been impossible for me so far. OR should i just suck it up and take a class?