... is that why my stuff looks like a mess?
I did the continental knitting method on one side, and the combined purling on the other side. Is that why (1) the stitches were really tight and hard to do? And (2) the stitches looked poorly defined? I mean: when I just do garter or stockinette stitches, it looks fine, but when I tried fancy shmancy stuff that my book demonstrated, like moss stitch or chevrons (squiggly-like lines), it came out really badly defined and a general mess. Only when I got back to this splendiferous site, did I realize I was doing two different methods together - is that where my problem lies? Is that the solution to the entire catastrophe? Say yes!
Can I cry? Does this mean I spent a 6 hour train ride sticking myself with needles, getting my forearm muscles sore and producing garbage for no reason? Or can you help me become a fabulous knitter?
I want to make a purple blanket for my little girl who is coming in December!
Is there hope for me? I'm so discouraged!