In order to bust my rut, this is what I’m going to do…
I know, I know!
Nobody is more surprised than me, The Crochet Snob. The picture says it all. I’m taking the advice of a few readers and trying it. I’m open-minded enough to give anything a try, I suppose. I watched several YouTube videos and learned how to tie a slip knot, cast on, make the garter stitch, and bind-off! Now I shall practice, practice, practice, and then I’ll start learning new stitches one by one.
I bought a kit at Hobby Lobby that came with the above book, two pairs (sizes) of knitting needles, and some misc. other knitting stuff. It was only a little over $10.00, but I used a 40% coupon (find one online) so it was only $6.00! The kit was not with the other knitting books or patterns. It was hanging up on the aisle where the knitting and crocheting needles are.
Making a slip knot is something that I just could NOT keep in my head. Every time I wanted to make one, I had to go look it up on the Internet. So I watched a different YouTube video and now I can do it expertly without even thinking! Her way of doing it just clicked with me.
Here are the links to the videos I watched:
And there are tons more with all kinds of different stitches.
I also got some #3 embroidery thread to see how it will work for whip-stitching my pillow front together. Maybe that will get my ass in gear to put that together. Usually at this point when all the squares are done, I’m frantic to get the thing sewn together and finished. This time…not so much.
I mailed it in today. I’m officially an old fart.