The video's here are the absolute best!!!
I knew one basic cast on (knitting on), I could knit and purl which allowed me to do simple things like seed stitch and ribbing.
When I mentioned I was looking for other explanations and simple patterns, bummble pointed me to this side and I haven't left since
Things I've learnt: to knit righthanded (I'm a leftie by nature but it was easier to not have to mirror the videos :D), knit in the round with DPN, how to do long tail cast on, in- and decreasing, cabling etc.
and I'll soon try to make my first sock.
Oh and I've learnt a TON of new English words
Somehow the subject of knitting never really was covered in my highschool English classes. Nowadays I think I can read a patterndescription better in English than I can in Dutch and I write my own ideas out using the English abbreviations aswell.
Best thing though is this forum!!!
If I had wanted to, I could have learnt most of the knitting from my mum eventually but I love having "met" so many of you on here
I know I don't post that often but I do read most of the posts as often as I can and I love it.
so, Amy: you're inspiration is actually traveling the globe; thanks for taking this idea and running with it!! I hope that this baby isn't growing too big for you though; I hate to see knittinghelp.com either kill itself or "kill" you by its own success
(a big yay!! to all the mods is in place here too I think, for helping to keep this forum up and running
Hmm, ok I kind of expanded on just the "how did the video's help you" subject so I'll get down from my soapbox and let you all continue with the regular program again.