I am happy to report that I am taking a knitting class. I've been wanting to learn how to knit for a while now but didn't have anyone to teach me. Every time I visit a knitting blog I ooh and ahh over all the wonderful knit hats, sweaters, or baby clothes people create with their knitting skills. Not too long ago I mentioned in a post that I wish I could find a good instructional video to learn from. We'll I found one on Craftsy. I should have looked there to begin with. I knew they offered online classes but it must have slipped my mind.
The class is called Knit Lab. I've watched the first four lessons and I really enjoy the class. I've been a good student practicing my knit stitch over and over again. I'll cast on and try to knit a few rows then unravel it and start all over again. It's been frustrating at times. I keep loosing stitches with these slippery metal needles and I keep splitting the yarn when trying to knit. I heard that wooden needles are better for beginners but I haven't found any locally. I'll have to keep practicing with these until I can order some. Also my hands and fingers cramp because of the awkwardness of holding the yarn and needles. I'm used to a crochet hook where I can just grab the yarn and pull it through the loop. Can't do that with a knitting needle.
In spite of it all, I'm eager to learn and can't wait to get better at it.
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This is what the lessons are leading up to. At some point before I'm done with the class I will be knitting one of these pretty scarfs. At this point it doesn't ever seem like I'll ever be good enough to complete something like that, but I just have to keep telling myself...
I'll get there.
Happy weekend everyone!