Hello Everyone, I just wanted to introduce myself!
My new years resolution this year was to quit smoking. Well, the bronchitis helped. Anyways, I knew I had to keep my hands busy in order to take my mind off the nicotine withdrawal, so I came up with knitting. I ran to the store and bought some books, I went completely overboard and bought about 10 different pairs of knitting needles and 15 different yarns. I came home all excited, sat down and... didn't understand the pictures in the book. A few hours of frustration and all I had managed to make were a slip knot and the cast on. Then, I found this site and everything clicked
I'm a very visual person so thank you thank you thank you!
2 days later and I have a very sloppy, lopsided beginning to a scarf. It started out being about 3 inches wide and it's now about 5 inches wide hah! I'm slowly trying to get it back under control by double stitching some stitches
I was about ready to just scrap this and start over, but after reading threads that said to not do that , I'll stick this out to the end and be proud of my very ugly scarf. I am making progress though. I started out with the english method and managed to switch myself over to Continental, which has helped alot with the tension. I was making very TIGHT stitches at first and it was a real struggle to get a row done, not to mention really hurting my fingers. So, at least I've solved that part. My biggest mistake was to not get a normal yarn to make the scarf. My yarn is "squiggly" and sticks to itself, it's very hard to knit with for a beginner, I'm sure had I not been so ambitious I'd not be having such a hard time with it. Oh well, builds character