A Little Late Just Like My Knitting Skills

Life is crazy, and I fell behind on my blogging but I am back with exciting news!

Behind the screen I have been practicing to become the next greatest knitter.  I have hit a break through. Pause, for suspense.  If you are like myself and have been born with the preference to use your left hand, then knitting is COMPLETELY BACKWARDS from most videos featuring people who knit right handed.  This is life changing for me, here I thought my hands were betraying me and I was not as crafty as I once through, but alas, just your classic scenario of the world not being made for left handed people.

As much as I would like to take credit for this discovery myself, I really should be thanking my mother.  In one of my daily calls I was whining as per usual about how knitting is so hard and I actually do not know how the elderly knit and carry on full conversations ( I need complete silence and full concentration) when she made the comment, “I wonder if knitting is different if you are left handed?” and it was like light bulbs going off in my head.  As soon as our conversation ended I flipped open my computer and researched ‘left handed knitting’ and what do you know, videos came up just for the world’s left handed knitters.  I have included the video that helped me actually understand.

As well as the second video that also helped me stay on the course.

 

Moving forward I feel I need to set goals for myself to be accountable.  As of now I have just been practicing making small squares, but I think it is time I begin my first actual project.  I often search through Pinterest in search of help, advice and ideas. While there are many projects I would love to make, I think it is important to be realistic and begin with a simple easy knit dish cloth easy knit dishcloths  This way I can make my own dish clothes instead of subtlety dropping hints to my grandmother that I need more dish cloths and patiently awaiting for the present of beautifully knitted dish clothes.

I am asking everyone reading this blog to keep my accountable for my dish cloth, bother my about my dish cloth until my dish cloth making skills doesn’t bother me anymore.

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Knitters Gonna Knit.. unless stitches keep falling apart.

This is my second post about knitting, and I wish I had something to show you but the truth is none of knitting is worthy of the internet yet.  I have been watching an exceptional amount of youtube videos and have found this video to be one of the easier ones to follow along with because lets be real, I am clueless about knitting.

I have also downloaded an app called “Knitting and Crocheting Patterns” but haven’t really had the chance to explore the app very much yet.

As for myself and knitting, I am learning I am not a patient woman and find knitting exceptionally challenging because I hate that I am not good at it yet, I also am finding it difficult to set time aside to knit and only knit.  With applying for jobs, going to class and trying to be a human it seems most of my knitting is done in the dead of night.  I will strive on to become the Pinterest knitter of my dreams but for right now I look a bit more like the girl below, as all my stitches fall out, yet again.

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Sadness when my knitting keeps falling apart. Image VIA. Compfight

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s get this knitting show on the road!

As the ever indecisive person, I turned to twitter to help me decide on what exactly it is I should learn for my learning project.  I love learning new things and had a list a mile long of different things I want to learn how to do.  With the help of twitter I have decided I shall learn to knit.

It is my hope by learning how to knit I can learn a hobby that will help combat my anxiety and give me a calming activity that will also produce jazzy scarves and things for me to wear and put on my coffee mug.  Essentially I am looking to become the newest knitting queen to make all my Pinterest dreams come true.

Things I have learned since embarking on a knitting queen journey.  There are millions of different yarns in Michaels.  Apparently they are all different despite looking exactly the same.  There are multiple different kinds of knitting needles, you need different needles for different kinds of projects.  ( I only learned this after purchasing my needles.  I picked mine because I liked the colour and I thought the metal would make a nice ‘clink, clink’ sound, like I imagine a professional knitter sounds like).  If you are anyone in the knitting world you have a nice little knitting bag to store all of your knitting thingies in.  Lastly, granny’s are knitting wizards who make knitting look MUCH easily then it actually is, we should give them much more respect for their ability to make mittens, because it is in fact, quite hard.

To begin my knitting experience I began with a long trip to Micheals where I googled what one needs to be a knitter and visited quite a few blogs.  After I got all the essentials according to the blogs, I went home and watched the linked video I found on youtube to begin my journey to knitting Pinterest queen.

 

 

The video was informative but requires a lot of pausing, confusion, twisted fingers and replaying.  I have no product to show at this point, I will keep you updated as I go.