It is now the end of my learning project and I can successfully say that I know how to knit. I have found that I have become addicted to knitting and that Michaels is not a safe place for me unsupervised. Have you SEEN the yarn isles (yes multipul isles)? It’s memorizing. If anyone needs to go yarn shopping please contact me!
Now, since I have learned how to knit exclusively through the web, I have a few things I would like to share with you if you are wanting to start your own knitting journey just as I have.
- The best place to figure out how to start to knit is YouTube! This is where I found it was the easiest to see how knitting is done. I am very much a visual learner, so a video was the best way to go for me. I highly reccomend. Please check out my blog post to see which videos I used.
- Start with something small. During my learning project I set some BIG goals for me to knit. Not that any of these goals were unreachable for me, but the time commitment became and issue as I got further along in my school semester. I suggest start by making a tea towel then a scarf. If you know you will have a lot of time on your hands then get crazy and make a blanket. Just know that time is the hardest part about knitting.
- Don’t be afraid to look at websites and other blogs for advise and information! I have found some amazing websites such as Wool and the Gang that provide great information for people who are learning how to knit. Sometime typed out instructions are awesome to follow too.
- Finally, my biggest mistake, finish your knitting projects before jumping into the next! I was really good at this at the beginning of my journey, but I would get so excited about the next thing that I did not finish what I was workink on. If you love your family/roomates/whoever you are living with please stop and complete your projects one at a time. Everyone will be happier.