Originally Posted by scared2knit
I am an avid crocheter, but want to learn to knit also. I've been working all day and I am still not getting what to do with what finger, how to get the work to move like in the videos, how do you work at the end of the hook like in the videos, and how the heck do you get the needle to go into the work so easily? Everytime I have to work it back and forth until I get it in (which I think may have something to do with not knowing how to move things).
Am I hopeless? :?:
Hey Scared - don't worry, Amy's right... it just takes practice, and believe me---- I was all thumbs when I first learned (over 20 years ago --- haven't knitted again until about 6 months ago) and I have a double disadvantage over most other knitters : very small hands and several previously broken/fractured digits from high school and college, which means lots of hand pain and loss of dexterity - so if I
can knit a successful piece, you absolutely can too! :D Stick with it and keep trying - you'll see how much fun it can be, maybe even more than crochet!
My husband bought me this set a few months ago and between the content in that book and Amy's fabulous instruction here on the website, you will learn to knit like a pro!