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Old 04-19-2013, 07:39 PM   #11
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I've gotten my mother to help me cast on. Apparently she does the long tail cast on as taught to her by her grandmother.
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:49 PM   #12
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Cool. I think you'll find it worth the effort to learn. Maybe Mom can help you get the knit stitches going too. I think having someone to show you would be helpful. Just don't forget to come back and let us know how it's going!
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:02 PM   #13
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I've knitted my first row on this project of mine and I must say, it doesn't look half bad. I've only dropped a single stitch, and that was at the beginning because the tail was too short.

Either way, I'm knitting!!
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:09 PM   #14
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Wonderful! I'm celebrating with you! Thank you to your mom!

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Old 04-20-2013, 04:04 AM   #15
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So I've done another two rows or so. I took the liberty of taking a picture of the work thus far. What do you think? Its not the most professional looking knitting, what with the messy stitches and all, but its my knitting and I am proud of myself for doing it.

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Old 04-20-2013, 04:38 AM   #16
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I think it looks terrific! You've got it and you're on your way. Good for you. Now knit, knit, knit and when you're happy with it, try the purl stitch too.
(The best to be said about my first rows of knitting was that they sure were pink.)
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Long tail cast on is great once you get the hang of it, and as a beginner, I like the Clover bamboo needles. I also had a LOT of difficulty with some of the yarns I tried at first, so try a few different ones.
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You should be proud! That looks wonderful!

Even tension comes with practice so keep going and at some point you'll see the difference in your work.
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That looks really good. You're on your way! Thanks so much for the photo.
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