gregory's picture

Hi everyone.

This is my first blog entry of what, I hope, will be a long list of entries detailing my experiences of learning to knit. I just bought my first set of needles (#9s) and first skein of yarn (gauge of 4.5, charcoal grey) last week and have well over 10 inches of scarf done in just over 2 days of work. :) I figure I will be done with my first skien in another day or so. I am really enjoying it and can't wait to go shopping for more yarn. I am heading out to try and find a local yarn shop tonight and maybe sign up for some classes. Right now I am reading "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Knitting and Crocheting."

I will post a picture of my my scarf when I get back hom. It has ranged from an initial cast on of 24 stitches to a high of about 32 and back down again. I now know what to look for so the last few inches has been pretty consistent. Now, I just need to learn to keep better tension in it.

Anyway, great to be here.


MMario's picture

welcome! You and Mason

welcome! You and Mason should chit-chat. He's ripped out the beginnings of several scarves....(haven't we all at one time or another?)

MMario - I don't live in the 21st Century - but I sometimes play a character who does.

SKHolt's picture

Welcome to the site. I've

Welcome to the site. I've only been on a month or so and it is fantastic.


Welcome to the site. Good to

Welcome to the site. Good to see more people joining our little group here. You guys are coming out from the woodworks! Love it! :)

You'll get lots of ideas and advice here. It's a good group of guys. I look forward to seeing what you're working on.


Welcome aboard Gregory! The

Welcome aboard Gregory! The very same thing happened to me when I first started knitting. Just hang in there and check with your buddies here when you hit a snag.