New Hobby

I have started to knit again.  I was taught to knit in primary school.  I remember being the worst knitter in my class.  I just couldn’t get the wool round the needles correctly.  My teacher realised that my problem could be solved by teaching me to knit left-handed.

Left-handed knitting does make it difficult for me to learn new techniques. I find it really hard to follow the instructions.  I also find watching other people knit confusing.  I now get Marty to translate confusing knitting instructions for me.  It should be a simple matter for me to reverse the instructions but you only have to mention left and right and I’m bewildered.

Knitting Sample

Knitting Sample

4 Responses to “New Hobby”

  1. Jessica Marie Says:

    Have you looked at She has videos for English and Continental styles, which may help.

  2. karen Says:

    I’ll take a look. I discovered recently that I didn’t yarn over properly. I’ve fixed that now but I imagine that something new will come along that I’ll mess up!

    It is more fun that I remembered it being. And now I want to go back to that wool shop in Pittsburgh as I remember the selection being great 🙂

  3. Norwin Says:

    “yarn over”!
    Wow – and I thought the computing jargon was bad 🙂

  4. karen Says:

    “Yarn over” or “yo” is a very simple instruction. I must admit to being stumped at first by “sl2-k1-p2sso”. But it all makes sense now…