I'm 26 years old, and in Dallas, Texas *waves* I've been wanting to learn how to knit for a few years now, and I always chickened out because I don't know anyone "IRL" to teach me. Well, today I went out and bought a beginners kit, with 2 sets of needles, a book, and some other doo-dads that I'm not really sure are for yet
I found the site after google searching.. and I'll say straight off, Amy's instructions and videos are MUCH more helpful then the book. I like her "long tail" meathod of casting on..
Where I'm running into trouble is after I cast on however many stitches the tail will allow me too, then transfer the needle to my left hand to start a row of knitting stitches, the cast on stitches are really tight.. I can't really get enough room to manuver the needles and end up losing stitches I think.. Logic tells me to not "pull so tight" when I do the casting on, which would theoretically end up in looser stitches, bu then it ends up being irregular and looks... 'weird' haha.. (technical term for ya
Im using size 8 boye needles, the kit also came with size 6's ... I haven't tried those yet..
Any idea where I'm going wrong here?
Thanks for any tips