Monday, March 1, 2010

I'm learning to knit

Recently I decided that I wanted to learn how to knit. The problem was how would I go about it? I tried learning when I was a kid but didn't have the patience for it. Now that I'm older I feel more ready. I knew that having somebody teach me wouldn't be a very good idea-unless they're extremely patient, so I decided that the best way for me to learn would be in my own way and in my own time.

I decided to start off with the basics-some wool, those stick things you use to put the wool on and a book called 'How to knit'. However, I'm finding that even this book is too advanced for the way I want to learn. I want to know how to hold those stick things, what size a beginner should use- I have 7.0mm but feel that they are too long for a beginner like me and I want to know how to tie the knots and whether you can use one type of knot over another.