Knits, Purls, and Unfortunate Mistakes

Okay all, this week for the progress on my learning project I learned the purl stitch, which I did successfully after a few tries (smug smirk!) peep the progress below.

Once I finished this, I began to combine the knit stitch and purl stitch like every video  on knitting that I have watched has suggested. This was not as hard as I had thought it would be. This is how it looked after I had done a few rows!

So now that I can do both stitches needed to begin making things, what have I learned so far?

  1. Make sure you tie the proper slip knot at the beginning before you cast on, if you don’t you’ll end up with this awkward problem. That extra string is not good and makes things very awkward.
  2. Make sure you don’t cast on too tightly, this will result in it being difficult to slide your needle underneath of the cast knot when you try to stitch each row
  3. COUNT YOUR STITCHES. I for sure thought this was NOT a big deal when I began even though so many people told me I should do this. By this I mean that if you cast on 20 knots, make you you keep 20 knots and adjust accordingly if you drop stitches. If you don’t, whatever product you make will not have an even edge, but rather a slanted one.
  4. Lastly, enjoy your time knitting. I like to sit down and watch Netflix while I knit! It becomes this easy mindless task that I enjoy doing if I can watch something while I’m doing it instead of sitting in the quiet focusing on how I just dropped a stitch.

Next… work on my scarf! I will update you all on the process. Thanks for reading!