I, YES I, The.Knitter,
the one who is all thumbs usually, the one that has attempted knitting in the round so many times and messed it up so badly that I thought it was not possible for me to do it, but YES
I have to brag! I just finished my first ever row of knitting in the round. Yayyyyy me!!!! There are no ladders, the join is nice and clean, the stitches were not twisted, and I have now knit my first row of ribbing to make MY VERY FIRST SOCK!!
OK, so now I AM VERY EXCITED
! I was not going to do any more knitting today. I had put all my knitting things away. However I WAS
sitting in my knitting chair still BUT I WAS NOT
going to knit again tonight!!! Yeah, right! I hate a challenge... it gives me insomnia.
I just HAD
to try just one more time to knit in the round. I was sitting right beside that beautiful bag Silver had mailed to me. It has the sock yarn in it, the brand new DPN's, a fresh pad and pen, and a few plastic stitch markers. In short it was all ready for me to learn knitting in the round.
Once again I read Silver's tutorial, and again I watched Shandeh's YouTube on joining and for some reason this time it just clicked.
So, YES, I KNIT IN THE ROUND!
Hey, I know, I know, it's only one row. I can hear you all chuckling and thinking "she knit a row, big deal". But it is one more row than the last time I attempted to make a sock, which was last week some time.... AND
I still have all my hair, and most of my sanity! I didn't even put an eye out with all those pointy needles sticking out everywhere.
I think I am going to be able to do this "knitting in the round" thing. I think once I get used to it, it might even be addictive. Socks only take two balls of yarn. I could do this and not go bankrupt (remember I can't knit with wool, so I have to use either silk, bamboo, acrylic or cotton, all of which are not REALLY
Thanks so much Silver and Shandeh for the wonderful tutorials!!!
Anyways, now I think I WILL
put away my knitting for the night (in my wonderful bag from Silver) and come back to it nice and fresh tomorrow, so that I can knit in the round some more!!!!