Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Practice and more practice
My first practice last night I was trying to use 16 stitches - 4 knit and 4 purl, alternating, but somehow I kept picking up a stitch. That makes no sense to me and apparently doesn't to a lot of others out there in knitting land because when I tried to google it there were several different answers as to why it happens. So, I backed it down to a total of 8 stitches and went very very slow and no extra stitches.
My big needles are supposed to come tomorrow (yay for prime shipping) but I'm still undecided on the yarn. The one I *think I want would end up costing me about $100 to make the blanket. Knitting seems to be an expensive hobby so far! I think after this I'm going to have to cut myself down to small projects - scarves and such if I want to make anything after this.
After my big needles come I'll practice with those awhile and then make a decision on which yarn to get for the blanket. It's so hard to buy any online when you can't really see what the thickness is or feel how soft it is. That's why I think I'm going to go with the one I found at Joanns, but buy it from a different place online at $2 a skein cheaper.