Hello hello! I'm Angel I'm 26
and here is my story...
I'm sorta new to knitting. I learned a basic stitch as a kid but never really made anything. A few years ago I picked up a book on knitting and taught myself how to purl and do a few other types of stitches. I ended up making a pair of leg warmers using straight needles. Then the rest of the instructions in my book made no sense and I made nothing else!
At the beginning of December a friend posted a photo of herself knitting on facebook and I decided to give knitting a try again! A scarf I thought! I can't go wrong knitting a scarf! So I walked into a local knitting shop here in Ottawa, Ontario and told the ladies I wanted to knit a scarf. I needed advice on yarn and needles. The ladies hooked me up! In 8 days I made my very first "Ribbed" scarf. I was so excited and so proud! After making my scarf I couldn't just stop there! I now needed a hat! So I went back to the knitting store with my scarf and told the ladies I wanted to make a hat! They hooked me up with circular needles and more yarn, but warned me I would need double pointed needles to finish the hat. I told them that I had went on youtube and found a video of a girl using circular needles giving step by step instructions on how to knit a beanie and she used circulars for the whole thing....
well lets just say I ended up having to cut my hat off my needles because I tried decreasing on the circulars and it got sooo tight. UGH
I was too embarassed to go back to the store and tell the ladies they were right, so I found another knitting store, bought DPN's and with the help of youtube, I finished my hat! It's pretty awesome up until the decrease where I made a few errors but I'm still proud.
I showed my hat to the new ladies at the new store, and they said I did a pretty good job, but noticed that I knit funny! I hold my yarn in my left hand. Also apparently I twist my stitches. I have been purling wrong this whole time. So my hat and scarf my purl stitches are all backwards!
Anyway now I am attempting to make another hat (purling the proper way now) and I am also attempting socks!! I have done only the cuff and I am stuck, so I am going to head back to the store tomorrow to ask for some help.
So yes this is my story from just this month haha. I am addicted! I really hope to be able to learn from all of you! Hopefully I will eventually be able to teach some newbies stuff too! Sorry for making my introduction so long but I thought it would be a good way for you to judge my skill level for future reference haha.
Can't wait to knit and chat with you all
Oh! The socks I am currently trying to knit are Patons His'n Hers slouch socks. The pattern is in book 590 GG