I decided this week to finally give knitting a go. For ages now my friend Claire has been making me envious with all of her lovely knitted goodies, and then when Tasia started talking about knitting on her blog it tipped me over the edge. So, since I am now in Perth at my parent’s house and have access to some yarn and knitting needles I had a go. I used the videos from Wool and the Gang to learn the basics, and just started knitting.
First I did some knitting, then I did some purling, then I learnt to alternate to do a stocking stitch. Then I decided to be adventurous and try some ribbing! After some false starts where my stitch number changed dramatically (from 10 to 14 in only a couple of rows!) I got the hang of it – muttering to myself “knit, over, purl, back” along the rows and then counting “1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, hurrah!” at the end of each row.
Now the dilemma comes of how best to progress… I’m not much one for scarves. I’d really like to make some socks, but I don’t know if I should just dive in quite yet! Does anyone have any advice?