Knitting level: Beginner
Reason for learning to knit: To spend time with my avid knitter wife and to make useful and beautiful things.
Reason for blog: To provide perspectives, tips, and insights to those learning to knit, especially those for whom knitting is not a natural activity.
Favorite needles: Denise Interchangeable Knitting Needles, size 10.
Favorite yarn: Berlini Merino Velvet Worsted, 101 Woodland Camouflage.
What was hard for me to learn: How to properly use the fingers in my right hand in order to hold and work the yarn.
Still getting the hang of: Holding the yarn with the right amount of tension.
What gives me fits: Not understanding the language and instructions of the “How to Knit” book that my wife gave me.
Mistakes I am good at: Purling with the yarn behind the needle and losing the stitch count when ribbing.
Speed: I am getting faster, but not nearly as fast, smooth, and consistent as my wife.
Quality: Getting better, but not as good as I would like. It seems that as I get better at holding the yarn and having the right amount of tension, I make less mistakes and have much better knitting.
First project: A golf towel for my golf bag.
Biggest surprise so far: Don’t tell my avid knitter wife this, but I actually really like to knit, a lot. I have all kinds of projects in mind.