4:12 pm - 12/03/2002
Arg! So last night I went to Michael's and picked up some knitting needles and a nice skein of wool yarn. The needles are US:5, 3.75mm. I was lost on what kind/size needles to get, so i just picked some up...I don't know if this is related to the problems I had later. I got home, went to a site that someone recommended (can't remember what its called...You Can Knit or something). I learned how to cast on and did pretty well. I moved on to learning to do a knit stitch, and i got the hang of that as well, but I had *major* problems with the needles. They're a foot long about, I guess, and either the yarn would slip off the needles (when I tried to knit correctly) or I wouldnt be able to pull it through, or I would end up having to hold one needle upright on my knee and hold the other one normally. No matter what I did, my stitches were too tight. I'm not sure if they really are too tight, or I'm just getting small stitches cause of the size of needles I bought, but I'm having big troubles. Any advice? I'm soooo lost and I really want to have this scarf finished before Christmas.