I spent my weekend doing two things, yard work and knitting. When I have a bit more time to post I will give you all the low down on the yard work but for now it is all about knitting.
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Knitting can be so frustrating. I knit way too tight and halfway through my first project, a simple dishcloth, I realized that my knit stitches were too tight to “knit two” stitches together. As I was trying to get my needles through two stitches I managed to push a large portion of my project off the needles, losing several stitches as well as my temper. I was so frustrated/mad/pissed/furious that I unravelled my entire project. Did I mention I was pissed? Many of you know that patients are not my strong suit and it was not pretty.
Since I unravelled my project I have been trying to figure out why my stitches are so tight. To figure it out my grandma suggested that I pay close attention to how I knit. I noticed that out of habit I often pull the tail of my knitting to keep things neat and uniform. For me this has become an extra step. This small extra step that I did not even initially notice is killing my knitting!
So if you are new to knitting like I am take it from me—do not pull your knitting tight, you will regret it!
How about you? What pisses you off about knitting? Have you ever been driven to unravell one of your projects?
I have regrouped and am restarting. I will post my results soon. In the mean time I continue to marvel at amazing projects that are way over my head! Here are some of my favourite knitting books from the library: