Originally Posted by GailC
I took a knitting class last night.
Talk about all thumbs.
I finished casting off my teeny little knitting last night and tried to cast on a new sample right away and couldn't do it!!!
I will try again during lunch!!!!!!!!! I don't know what problem my brain has learning this!!
Gail, are you still knitting? I'm looking for knitting buddies here, too!
Here's a link to a Web site that shows video clips on how to cast on, knit, etc. It was very helpful to me when I also learned recently (been knitting only since July, so I am very much a beginner, as well).http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/basic_techniques/
You might also want to buy the book "Stitch 'n B***h" (yes, that is the actual name, don't want to write it here!). It is so helpful! I had to learn the knit and purl in person and from the video, but once you know how to do both, you can decide on a pattern, like stockinette stitch (knit 1 row, purl 1 row), seed stitch which looks very earthy and hippy-like, or 1 x 1 rib or 2 x 2 rib, etc. There are so many different patterns and it's so cool to be able to make your own creations!
Here's another link a friend sent me, if you are interested in making little animals and such. There is no end to the possibilities!!!
Pattern for cute knit bunny:http://www.jesshutch.com/bunny.html
She also has a blog:http://www.jesshutch.com/update.html
(It appears that she has book coming out (at the end of the month) with all of the patterns to make these toys).
Lastly - Her Knitted Toys:http://www.flickr.com/photos/jesshutch/sets/492439/