Tuesday, 17 November 2009

My name is Charlotte and I can't knit!

I am a knitting novice, i did learn when i was a child but promptly forgot how as soon as i lost interest.
Spurred on by pictures of gorgeous knitted items , made by lovely talented knitters i decided it was worth a second go. My Mum gave me some wool and some needles and showed me how to do a knit stitch and a purl stitch, and of i went gripping on to the needles for dear life.
I managed a few rows alternating between the two stitches ( not intentionally either) before i had to stop because my hands hurt from holding the needles too tightly! Undeterred i decided to have another go, i got a book out the library and was determined to knit Maya a scarf for Christmas. However.. first i would have to learn to cast on .....so last night once the children were in bed i had a go...
OMG...It was so difficult, i looked at the book , i watched 3 videos, i swore , i cried ( well no tears more of a hissy fit actually) i proclaimed that i couldn't do it. And then i pulled myself together!
And this is what i did.

I DID IT!!!! This may look like the most pathetic little inch of knitting to you clever knitters out there but i am sooo proud of it.And i love doing it , already it is strangley addictive watching it grow. Hopefully by Christmas it will have grown MUCH bigger.


7 comments:

  1. Well done you! I DO know exactly how you feel - that was me almost exactly a year ago and it is amazing how quickly you will progress from there. Prepare to be addicted!

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  2. I loved the title of your post so just had to read on. Well done on your persistence. I took up knitting again a few years ago after giving up as a child and remember the frustration. Once the basics are there, there'll be no stopping you.

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  3. Well done! I've just gotten back into knitting and I'm addicted!

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  4. Well done!
    I learnt to knit as a child (just straight lines!) and started again when I was pregnant with Poppy. She is 17 mths old now, and I think I can more or less knit anything now. or at least make a reasonable attempt.
    It is addictive - before you know it you will have a wool stash spilling out of your cupboard.

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  5. thats really good, my first atempt is full of holes and im now trying to learn how to cast off so your not alone in the virgin knitting club!

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  6. Well i'm very encouraged as you are all EXCELLENT knitters!

    It is nearly 20cms long now, wahoo!!

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  7. I saw your title on a friends blog and was curious. I totally agree with how frustrating it can be. I, like you, learnt a bit as a child and over the summer took it up again. My mom had to patiently sit and unpick some of my knitting when I got too frustrated to do it myself. But it's amazing how quickly you'll pick it up. I agree with some of the other comments, it's totally addictive, and I have to ban myself from buying more wool, until I actually need it! Good luck with it!

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