Originally Posted by Spinderella
I'm Maria (aka Spinderella) - I've been crocheting all my life but just started trying to learn to knit in the past few weeks - hello - HARD!!!
Any sympathy?? Should I keep trying, or go back to the old crochet hook? Just wanted to say HI.
Maria, I also crocheted for many years before deciding that I HAD to learn to knit. I still prefer to crochet big things (for me, it's faster), but I like the way knitted fabric looks on things with shape (gloves, hats, sweaters).
Definitely keep at it! I recommend trying out different books and videos unil you find a style that works for your hands. I first tried to learn from a book-- it taught english style and I failed miserably. It wasn't until I found this website and the gloriousness that is continental knitting that I was able to pick it up.