Does anyone else remember that saying?
Well when it comes to knitting I just about gave up.
I took a class about a year ago. I learned how to knit and purl. I had made several attempts at making a scarf. Well after three failed attempts I gave up and thought maybe knitting was not for me.
I was shopping at a second hand store (something I love to do) and I found a Felted Knit Purse Kit (unopened)
Well I couldn't resist it was a 20.00 kit for 4.00!
So this week I decided to try my hand at knitting, AGAIN.
Thank goodness for online tutorials!!! They have been so helpful.
I'd like to give a shout out to the site that has been a lifesaver, because I can honestly say if it wasn't for the tutorial I would have given up.
I am over halfway done with the project.
It is not perfect, but I am happy to say that I still have the same number of stitches, I have dropped a few but because of the tutorial, I actually was able to fix the mistakes and move on instead of giving up.
I have learned a lot over the last week.
www.knittinghelp.com is the site to check out if you are having knitting problems.
They have videos, patterns, and they cover several different types of knitting.
Because this project is being felted it should help hide some of the imperfections.
I decided I am going to use it as a bag to store my knitting supplies, not that I am determined to become a proficient!
I would like to be able to do something with all of this wool.
Spinning Wool into Yarn seems pointless if you cannot knit it into something wonderful.
Someday I envision Wool Socks....
I have a while before I will get there but glad that I did not give up and gave this knitting thing another try.
“Yarn is supposed to be slender, and relatively uniform. Theoretically, one pound of wool can be spun into ten miles of yarn, but not if I’m spinning. Within a space of ten seconds, my yarn goes from the size of my thumb all the way down to dental floss then back up to thumb-sized. Kim smiles encouragingly and explains this uneven type of yarn, with its slubs and irregularities, is called designer yarn and is highly valued
( Sheepish: Two Women, Fifty Sheep, and Enough Wool to Save the Planet by Catherine Friend)