Aw, big hugs. Dont give up just yet though. You will get the hang of it, I promise! When I first started, there were extra stitches everywhere and I dropped stitches left, right and centre.
Do you have a local yarn store close by? Maybe you could drop in there and ask them to have a look at your technique to see if they can offer some pointers. Or, better yet, maybe you can take a class if they offer one. That's how I started and the teaching helped immensly. I still take classes.
Stick with it and I promise in a few months, you will be knitting up a storm!
On the Needles: Calla Tank (Magknits.com) and a baby blanket for my co-worker
Next on the Needles: My own design!!!
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