Thursday, 23 February 2012
On the back of my small piece crafty success I decided to have another go at knitting. I brought some needles and wool into hospital thinking that maybe I could spend lots of time learning hows it done properly, so I don't forget again this time.
After you tubing videos on how to cast on, I remembered how to knit, and then watched another video on how to purl and I was off. Except unfortunately I cast on too tightly to get the needle through so I had to start again.
So I recast on, looser this time (or so I thought) only to find that it wasn't really looser at all. I persevered, until I dropped a stitch, couldn't work out how to pick it back up and unravelled again.
Third time I thought surely by now I will have cast on nice and loosely. No such luck. Still tight as ever. What am I doing wrong? This time I just soldiered on through, forcing my needle into teeny weeny spaces. I managed a few rows but I missed a stitch or something somewhere because it wasn't looking how it should.
By this time, I was feeling very disenchanted by the whole thing. I had one more try, equally as unsuccessful as the first three. Maybe I'm using the wrong needles or the wrong wool or maybe I am just not cut out for knitting. I think I'll stick to crochet for a while longer.
Many, more successful, crafty endeavours at Our Creative Spaces.