Knitting Class Update

I took a knitting basics class a couple of weeks ago.  The point of the class was to learn to cast on, knit, purl, and cast off.  I was inspired to take this class by all of the lovely projects I see on people’s blogs – afghans, socks, etc.  I taught myself how to do this several years ago, but thought a class would increase my confidence to move onto some different projects.

The class was taught in continental style, but I had a terrible time with stitches slipping off the needle.  I just switched to doing american/english style between classes and found that I had a lot more control over the needles, tension, and the stitches.

One thing the class didn’t teach was how to fix errors.  You Tube seems to have some good videos on that, but right now my only recourse is to just pull out rows of stitches and pray I rethread the needle the right way.

Anyhow, here’s a pic of where I am so far:

Right now I’m not sure what I’ll do to finish this off. I’m not a huge fan of fringe, so I’ll probably either leave it as it is, or I’ll maybe crochet a scalloped edge on it.

Despite the multiple start-overs and scores of rows that have been pulled out and restitched, I’m happy with it overall… I like the colors and the pattern the color changes created.

Right now, what I really want is to finish this off and get back to stitching. 🙂 I still have an August ornament to do, but really want to get back to one of my larger projects.  There’s talk of a stitching GTG soon, which would be fantastic!

Went and saw Julie and Julia this weekend. I found that the movie really left me wanting to make Julia Child’s Beef Bourguignon (yeah I had to look that up to spell it…). Beef has not passed over my lips for 15 years tho…. somehow I don’t think that Tofu Bourguignon would be the same…

8 thoughts on “Knitting Class Update

  1. You are doing great! I am not too good at knitting, and my stuff always looks wonky. I would love to be able to knit socks like I see on so many blogs 🙂

  2. Oh, very pretty! What yarn are you using? I knit English as well. I’ve heard that if you crochet it’s easier to learn Continental but I learned the knit stitch English style before I learned to crochet so that’s what I stick with. I’m trying metal needles for a washcloth and wow, they’re a lot slipperier than bamboo needles!

  3. Great job, Holly!!

    I cannot remember when I learned to knit and crochet, but I’ve always “thrown” my yarn. I did try to learn Continental (a fair isle class – knitting two colors at the same time) but I just couldn’t get comfortable with the yarn in my left hand. No issues with crochet LOL.

  4. It looks real good. I am proud of you. I have been crocheting an afgan, but have not worked on it in a while. I have beem thinking of getting back to it. Again good job, I like the yarn.

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