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Old 10-09-2005, 08:14 PM   #1
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Can someone convince me...
that I am *eventually* going to get better? Man, I am sooo bad at this right now...crooked, too tight stitches. I know practice makes perfect, but I feel like I'm not getting the least bit better.

Any words of advice or encouragement would be SO appreciated...
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Old 10-09-2005, 08:29 PM   #2
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Good lord!! Our Kelly started to knit in January of this year. Have you seen her stuff? So many of our knitters came here to learn, and now the work that's posted here is phenomenal! Does anyone learn to play the piano in one week? Learn anything, really?

The more you knit, the better you'll get. Just keep on and on and on and on, and you'll develop even stitches and tension. In fact, put away something that you knit now. Just for a couple of months. Then pull it out. If you've stuck with knitting, you'll be laughingly amazed!
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Old 10-09-2005, 08:30 PM   #3
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You WILL get more comfortable with it, trust me! Just keep practicing and suddenly it will all just come together! And then you'll wonder why you thought it was so hard
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Old 10-09-2005, 08:31 PM   #4
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Your fingers need to learn what to do just like they did when you learned to write.

You got better at writing, right?
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Old 10-09-2005, 08:34 PM   #5
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Knitting is like riding a bike. Your stitches may fall off, you make scream and curse a lot, and you may even hurt yourself a little. But eventually you'll be able to do it without even thinking!
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Old 10-09-2005, 08:47 PM   #6
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Thanks!! I just needed to hear that I wasn't the only one who had a slow start

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Old 10-09-2005, 10:05 PM   #7
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Lesley- I CRIED the first night I tried to learn to knit!! Now, although I wouldn't venture so far as to say I am "good"- I have come a long ways from then, and I've been knitting for about 3-4 months. It will get easier the more you do it. Keep trying!!
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Old 10-10-2005, 09:05 AM   #8
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So true. It took me months of starting then stopping when the frustration got to me. I tried so many times and gave up.

I can honestly say that this site has been the best thing I stumbled upon. I picked it up after watching these videos over and over and over while I practiced.

I used to have to think to myself, "loosen up your shoulders, this should be relaxing!" over and over to myself.

Now, of course, I have come to love knitting and have started my stash of needles and needles and needles..etc! :rofling: :rofling:

Keep at it and remember to keep those first swatches and projects. It's so funny to go back and see how much you have improved.

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Old 10-10-2005, 09:17 AM   #9
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You will get better TRUST ME ON THIS ONE....

I just started knitting in October 2004 and I've seen a dramatic improvement in a little more than a year.

I knitted all the pieces to a stuffed monkey for my 5 year old daughter shortly after I learned to knit. She's been begging me to finish it, so I picked up the pieces and had to force myself to work with them. I saw too tight cast ons and bind offs, changes in tension...it was horrid. I finished it anyway, and she loves it. I'll just try to hide it when company comes over--it would ruin my reputation. :rofling:
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