Originally Posted by newknitter23
I have been looking at the really cute patterns on this site for women, and most of them are intermediate level knitting. How do I know if Im ready to attempt an intermediate project, or should I just jump right in and hope for the best? I have been knitting hats mostly, but am looking for a good project to improve my skills, something I will be excited about finishing. please help with any suggestions.
Just thought I'd mention this. Even though you're a relatively new knitter, you're still in the same leaky little rowboat with the rest of us!
Whatever skill level you have, there are always things you can learn to improve. And most of the knitters I've "met" on here are always excited about learning new things and tackling more challenging projects.
There are wonderful videos available here that can help you gain so many new skills! Just pick a pattern that really zings you. Then read through the pattern to see if there's anything there you're uncertain about, go to the videos to get it straight in your mind, and then go for it!
If you meet the frog - rip it, rip it, rip it - just consider that it's all part of the game! Before long, you too can have your Frogging Merit Badge, just like the rest of us!
And who knows - you may never make the frog's acquaintance!
Good luck to you and happy knitting!