Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The Trials and Errors of Learning to Knit

I have no pictures today. Nothing worth posting. I did finish the front section of my sweater. I figured out how to knit the front neck area and now the front and back piece of the sweater match up nicely. No need to post a picture of that as it looks similar to the back section. So, that's two sections completed, two more to go. :)

This evening I thought I would start one of the sleeves. After two attempts and ripping them out, I decided that starting some knitting at night was not a great idea especially when I'm tired. I have figured out the increasing stitch. At least I got that accomplished.

I'm slowly learning how to read the knitting instructions. I'm still translating each knitting section and most recently finished the sleeve translation. For example, when I see "...St st and inc every 4th row for 6 times..." it's really hard for me to memorize that and mentally keep track of all the rows and when to increase however many times. That's why I need to write it out. In my next post, I will provide pictures of what my translations look like. Not too pretty, but easy for me to decipher while I'm knitting. That's what matters, right?

I wanted to add, I love how portable knitting can be. I can take my knitting project with me wherever I go. I can sit and knit and watch TV with DH. You know be in the same room together. I can knit while I'm waiting for a pot of water to boil or while baking cookies. I can't do that with my sewing projects.


Trina said...

Sounds like your going well then!

I can't say i've been inspired to knit while baking cookies, but it sounds like an interesting challenge!

2BSewing: said...

Trina...I'm knitting along the best I can. :) I meant knitting while the cookies were baking in the oven...LOL!!!