Remember how I said I was going to read and watch movies this weekend and not touch a hook? Well, not much reading has gotten done, I have watched a sickening amount of Lifetime/Hallmark movies and have not touched a hook. But the yarn is not far. I've been practicing my knitting.
I worked on this little swatch all day yesterday. I knit, I frogged, I purled, I cursed, repeat. I'm finally getting satisfied with my tension, though there are mistakes and it needs a lot of practice.
You'd think I'd be satisfied to keep working on this, but no. I got bored of that little swatch very quickly and started THIS late last night (like 1 am late). The pattern said "perfect for a first project" so I said hell with it and jumped in.
By this evening (and 4 or so more cheesy movies), I've got one arm warmer complete. Its riddled with mistakes, but I am pretty damn proud of myself. Now I need to find the courage to start the second one.
I think I really might like this knit thing. Except for binding off...that was getting-drilled-at-the-dentist kinda scary. So whaddya think? Is there hope for me and the sticks?
Knitter friends...are there any beginner friendly patterns you would suggest?