Finally serious

scottly's picture

Just a little fill in: I've been knitting off an on since college, that's like 25 years but never really got serious with it. Knitting and purling, lot's of garter stitch. Then I quit smoking and suddenly got serious - boderline OCD. My neice lent me her copy of Knit 'n Bitch and I realized I didn't know diddly and that I had some really bad habits. So this is my new journey - learn to knit a new.

I'm now knitting in one of the conventional methods - Continental. On the advice of the guys here I started a practice scarf so I could get use to thins new method. I'm about 8" into it and the first four inches look pretty lame but the stitches are starting to even out, I'm finding a nice rhythm and moving faster all the time. I must remember to always heed the advice of MMario 100%. He suggested that I use "el cheapo" yarn - the only suggestion of his I didn't heed and probably should have. Although the yarn isn't terribly expensive it is 100% alpaca and I really like it. It's a deep O.D. with tiny specks of red, white and blue. It's taking to the K1,P1 rib nicely but there are mistakes that I will deal with one way or another. As an old art major my philosophy is that there isn't a sow's ear that can't be made to look like a silk purse. Ralf ,my SO, loves it and says he doesnt' see any mistakes, love, aint it grand.

I'll post pix and see if anyone can help me with some of the problems I'm having.

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albert's picture

A former supervisor of mine

A former supervisor of mine would never say "mistake" or "problem"- everything was an "opportunity". Yeah, pure bullsh*t. But even though we can't do much about an annoying boss we can always frog all the opportunities out of our knitting. Knit on!

BuduR's picture

HAHAHA Albert, while

HAHAHA Albert, while reading that I heard it all in a grumpy old man voice. You know, one of those guys who never see the glass as half full, but wonder who is drinking thier drink? Love ya Albert. And just for the record, I fully agree with you. I had a supervisor I worked with that was always happy and seeing everything on the bright side. I often wondered what she'd think the bright side of my knitting needles sticking out her left eye would be.

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BuduR's picture

hey life's too short to

hey life's too short to listen to MMario all the time!

and OMG aint your SO the sweetest ever!
when I told my fiance that I gained another 10 lbs (after quitting smoking) he asked for a picture, so I sent one, and he said "ok, I see the woman I love, but I'm not seeing the problem" saying this things make ya melt, even if you are a bitter old hardened hag like me.

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MMario's picture

God Help Me if you ever hook

God Help Me if you ever hook up with any of my female relatives. *grin*

MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!

Bill's picture

I think it's a GREAT idea to

I think it's a GREAT idea to work with a yarn that feels good...to counterbalance the trauma of mistakes! LOL

MMario's picture

I must remember to always

I must remember to always heed the advice of MMario 100%.

godsteeth man, that is a sure recipe for disaster! Ask any of my relatives!

MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!