Started my beginner knitting class today

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DaLLas'mommy's picture
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Started my beginner knitting class today

It was fun. I am making a baby blanket for the baby I havnt yet concieved Biggrin
Janel, I was going to do the sheepy pants but she said to see how I do on this first...
So, I am really looking forward to getting the hang of it. It just feels so awkward to knit since I am so used to crochet. I actually have to hold my yarn with my left hand (I guess normally its held in the right?)
I will post pics of my progress soon

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I hold my yarn in my left, as thats the way my gran taught me. I thought that was the norm... lol.

Good luck with the blanket, post some pics for us to see Smile

AshnBill's picture
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Oh how exciting! I can't wait to see!
I'm curious which you'll like more? Crochet or Knit?

DaLLas'mommy's picture
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So far, I think I like Crochet. This lady in my class also crochet's and she says she likes crochet WAY better. Knitting just seems to go so much slower. I dont know though, we'll see Biggrin

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I also hold my yarn in my left, that is called continential knitting, and most people says it goes faster than holding it in your right (called english knitting)

I think a blanket is a good start. My first project was mittens.

Janel

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I have never tried crochet before. Is it harder or easier than knitting? I have so much to learn in knitting still that I think I will try to master that as best I can and then try something else.

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Continental is definitely faster than English, however it seems so many places and books teach English! At least here in the US (thats what I ended up learning from a book)....

Maybe its easier to demonstrate? I don't know, my goal is to learn continental though...

so i can knit more Lol

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I'm glad it went so well! I knit continental (yarn in my left hand), too.

DaLLas'mommy's picture
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They tried to teach me to hold it in my right, but it just felt RIGHT in my LEFT...make sence, lol

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What do you mean by left/right? Like what needle is the working yarn coming from?

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Very exciting! I can't wait to see pics!

I know right-handed, but I'm trying really hard to practice left-handed. I know how to, in theory, but I'm still slow with it.

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I hold mine in my left also.