My sister and I decided to teach ourselves to knit about 2 weeks ago, so far a couple of scarves.
so far i taught myself the basics, yarn over, purl2 together, cables and what not. still trying out continental, english and a bit of a blend. i want to stay flexible if one suits better than another.
i might have jumped a bit too fast, my hands are getting used to it still; i also have a physical day job that is very heavy this time of year! and massage therapist part time. i think i like working with my hands.
Try experimenting with different types of needles... you'll find some that fit your hands beautifully
I'm in the Albany area, too. I grew up about an hour west of here and have been in the area for about 8 years now I taught myself how to knit for a scarf for my mom a couple years ago and just recently picked it back up a couple months ago.
Manhattan, near Knitty City and just up the block from the Wednesday night knitting group at Starbucks -- which I can't attend because of a schedule conflict.
I didn't know about that! I thought there was one at the Starbucks on 86th or 87th but do you mean the one on Broadway near Knitty City? ON Wednesdays? I'm on 78th & Bwy..... and I really should go knit with some knitters coz I'm feeling crazy being alone too much.
Editing since I noticed people are giving a bit more information. I've been knitting for 20+ years but am currently working on a piece that's from Drops and it's been a nightmare. I posted for help on here, English patterns are different wording than American and this is my first time working on such. It's a very cute top but whoa has it driven me crazy!