Can you see what is happening here?
YES!!! I am knitting a pattern!! Woo-hoo!!!!!
I've been looking online and checking out knitting videos from the library. The first DVD was really the best for teaching the basics.
This was where I learned how to make the dish cloths. Tracie Wunderlich does a fabulous job of going through each process slowly and understandably. What I like about the DVD's is that I can stop them and re-watch anything I did not understand.
The second DVD really has helped me to learn about the different stitches and what some of the symbols mean.
There are some projects too, but I've used it mainly to understand a lot of terms that completely had me confused.
So I found this pattern at the Knitting Geek. It's called The Simplest Shawl in Stockinette Stitch. I really want to learn how to make shawls. I pulled out some left over yarn, and started working the pattern. It was going pretty well, until I realized that I was not making the pattern on the Purl side. I ripped it all out and started again. This time when I did a yarn over I did another loop over the needle as when doing the Purl stitch the yarn needs to be in the front. So far it's working. Whether I am doing it right or not, I'm not sure, but for my sample pieces I'm happy that the pattern is working.
Little steps :-)
Have a great weekend!