newbie...reading a pattern?
Thanks for the response and that is definitely good advice about practicing on swatches first. I am much like you; impatient and wanting to work on "cool stuff" rather than funny little swatches, but I see the necessity and wisdom in doing so. Now, here's my next dilemma: I don't know how to read a pattern. See....I really learn better "hands-on" and while the videos are helpful, I feel more comfortable having a real life person show me first, then let me watch the video. I know that sounds ridiculous, but just call me a slow learner. However, once I catch on, I usually have it and have a good memory of how to do it again and again.
I will pursue finding a local class.
Enjoy a nice hot cup of Ragamuffin Tea!