I am trying to learn how to knit. People have been telling me how relaxing that they find it, and goodness knows that I'm in the market for some relaxation techniques.
So, on Sunday afternoon I took a little trip to the store and picked up a learn-to-knit book, some needles and yarn. Then I settled in for a hour or so of relaxation. It was not to be.
Maybe it's just me, but those little diagrams in the book made very little sense to me. I tried and tried, but couldn't understand what they were trying to tell me to do in order to cast on.
After a while, I put the book down and went to u-tube to see if there were any lessons on there. (Isn't the internet wonderful?!) I found a little lesson, watched it three times, and still didn't understand it.
So much for a Sunday afternoon of relaxation.
Well since then, I think I've managed to master casting on. I think I have figured out the knit stitch, still working on the purl stitch. The little sample piece I"m working on looks pretty rough - obviously this is going to take some practice.
Relaxing? Not quite yet.