Alright, so..I've been trying to knit on/off for about a year now. I always give up after about a week because no matter what I do, I always have the same problem:
I can not knit a knit stitch (or purl for that matter!).
I can cast on like a banshee out of, well, you know...but getting the first stitch knit is impossible.
I understand the process perfectly, but for some unknown reason, I can't do it.
The big thing I noticed between the video and my own project is that I have an extra tail at the end of my cast on yarn when I go to start the new row. I've tried cutting this to get it out of the way, but I still keep messing up.
Every time I try to put the stitch on the right-handed "barren" needle, my stitch comes unraveled. I go in through the front, slip my needle point under the yarn from the yarn ball, pull it through...and then strings go everywhere and it all comes undone when I try to make "Jack jump off" so to speak.
I'm desperate to learn how to knit. I'm absolutely obsessed with it, and it's making me nuts because I usually am really good at picking up new skills and I love creating things with my hands. Knitting creates such beautiful work and I really, really want to figure this out.
Thank you all in advance for any help you might be able to give me. Watch, chances are it's something really simple that I'm just overlooking, hehe.