Hi! I'm pretty much brand new to knitting (my mother taught me about 6 weeks ago) and definitely brand new to this forum. And I love both! Y'all seem so helpful!
So far, I have (almost) completed two projects. I bought loads of a wool/acrylic blend - it was super cheap at my local craft store, and I loved the dark British Racing Green colour) and knitted first - a ribbed scarf, approximately 5ft long, in k2 p2, and I am coming to the end of an afghan in a pattern I kind of made up after getting my stitches wrong (it's ended up being k5 p5 on rows 1-5, k1 on row 6 and then p5 k5 on rows 7-11, all the way along). I love the pretty patterns you can make, and am so excited to finish this off over the weekend and start something new!
I have found this BEAUTIFUL free pattern online http://www.vogueknitting.com/charts/...5/Plymouth.pdf
and although I know it'll take me about 2 years to make, I really want to start it! My issue is trying to decipher the pattern instructions. It is so complicated! I've tried looking for glossaries, so I know that k2tog means knit two together, St st is stockingette stitch but, when I look at the pattern, I just want to cry - I'll never be able to do that!