Howdy, howdy, howdy,
Too bad Amy didn't have this site up when I was teaching myself knitting, it might not have taken me as long as it did. The videos are very well made and informational.
Whenever I would ask somebody to show me something, their hands were like lightning and they would say "Just like that, it's easy, now you do it"
About me... I'm 48, retired and live alone, so I have plenty of time to do whatever I want; Knit, build web-sites, fly kites, go for a walk, get hammered on my home-made wine, make more wine, learn new things, whatever.
Lately I've also been teaching knitting to others... but I think Amy is better at it. I like taking my knitting with me when I travel. It freaks out the guys at the VA hospital when I open my back-pack and start knitting. Some want to know what possessed me. Then they want to know how to knit.
It all started years ago when I taught myself to make fishing nets. It gets cold out on the water, and good warm clothing is not cheap... but I am. So, knitting was the next thing to go for, naturally. I read a lot of books about it, made some knitting needles, (because I'm cheap) and got to it. String craft or string theory? It's a knotty subject. :rollseyes:
I make my own knitting tools, (but I bought the needle size gauge) and I shop for yarn at thrift stores. They can use the business, and I can use the savings. My Local Yarn Shop has terrific stuff... but, I am cheap. I like to cook, and I like to eat what I cook, so I prefer to spend money on food.
I'll try to help by sharing what I've learned where I can, but pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.
Any questions? Any answers? Anyone care for a mint?
Did I mention I'm a cheap S.O.B.?