i tried to knit today
(i have been making attempts to learn for approximately 7 years now)
(and i am still just as unskilled as i was 7 years ago)
i thought i did the casting-on thing right but then i realized i did it all wrong, for 35 stitches, and so i pulled off the yarn, flung the needles across the room, and screamed internally
I don’t actually know much about knitting, but have you tried crocheting instead? It’s a little easier. (I’d think? since you’re just messing with one needle?) Anyway, you can do just as much with crocheting as you can with knitting. :3
Crocheting is haaard. I’ve tried to learn a couple times and can’t. Maybe cause I’m left-handed so all the instructions and lessons I get are for right-hands and I can’t.
For knitting, though, there are lots of different cast-on methods? Maybe you can find one you find easier. Long-tail cast-on was the one I was taught with and the one I used at first, but it’s hard and confuses me because I could never remember what order to do the loops and how to hold the yarn and so on. Knitted cast-on is now my favorite, because of how easy it is. Well that and cabled cast-on. Both are super easy. I know there are various types of projects that different cast-ons are meant to be particularly good for (like some are stretchier than others) but a decent cast-on that lets me knit is better than an amazing, stretchy-as-hell, sent-from-the-heavens cast-on that makes me give up before I even get started.
Also now thinking about making an etsy shop and what I could knit that would be buy-worthy. And “well if I just make it sparkly enough, people will buy it :D” popped into my head. Clearly people will buy things I knit if I make them sparkly. Yes?
Curses, just read through all of that tumblr and now am wanting to cable. And to make gloves. And to finish my gloves.
But since brain is being a dick today and I am like…hypersensitive and stimulated (almost broke down because I could feel a piece of my dog’s hair on my arm), doing something which makes me violently frustrated on the best of days might not be good. But I want my gloves :( Oh well. Soon! soon I will finish them.
For now, blanket :D
I put tipless fingers on my gloves and now I am aslkfahlksing and it has been over a year and I still have not tackled the second (it is done to the fingers) because ff. But when I did it all the way fingerless it felt floppy around my fingers and was terrible :( Which is sad because glovessss.
Some time ago, I started on the famous Ten-Stitch Blanket. I call it the “Stashbuster 2000” - really great for getting rid of leftover yarn.
Then, I had an idea and started on a second one, solely because it ocurred to me that I could make a Greek spiral out of it.
And I still don’t know what I’d do with one, let alone two blankets…
o: I have never heard of this. Now I wanna make it. Or…I wanna make the Ten-Stitch Twist. oooo:
Edit: Okay yes I have selected the yarns (still have some other “ff what am I going to do with this” yarn but it would look terrible with this so…yeah) and ee blanket and ee stashbusting and ee.
Handpainting Yarn - Fast Forward (The Yarn Side) (by thecrochetside)
…wow. Okay, fun fact? I have always, somehow, thought “hand painting” meant like…going along the yarn painting it. Like…unwinding the skein and inching along a single strand with a paint brush. And I wondered why anyone would ever do that.
THIS MAKES MORE SENSE.
silk lace yarn (by beata_jezek)
It reminds me of a fish. Or a mermaid.
So much pretty.
EDIT: So this has been queued. And now it just got posted and alskghakelghal it’s glorious and amazing and holy crap I want some.
Rowan Kidsilk Haze - 597, Jelly (by ladydanio)
Fun fact: I recognized this yarn before I scrolled down enough to see the caption which confirmed it. I dunno if that’s impressive or pathetic. Or both.
Sand and Sea Handspun/Traveling Rhinos/SWMerino 110 yards-Bulky (by Blissful_Bee)
Berry Plum Handspun 174 yards (by Blissful_Bee)
Buggas 35/365 (by hellskitsch)
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