It seems like I always pick it up fast, but then loose steam. (Thank you to my many teachers over the years) I think I've learned how to knit from my Mom, a best friend, my Mom's Aunt and now a new friend here in New England.
So after my most recent lesson I went onto youtube to find some videos to help me remember what I'd learned
Long Tail Cast On-
Continental pearl stitch-
Continental Knit stitch
Binding off the needle
garter stitch/ mattress stitch
Or for any knitting tutorial imaginable try Knitting with Nancy Wynn
My friend here in New England got me started on a sweater for Toby. It is going to be cute, I've been working on it for a month and have the front, back and part of a sleeve done. But I put it down for a few days so I could make something for the Christmas tree that I have always wanted.
Mini mitten ornaments
I think they turned out great for an amateur knitter
When I was growing up we had a pair of these on our tree and a pair of paper clip iceskates. They were some of my favorite ornaments to get out every year.
Maybe I'll make a new pair every year and I can make them more and more detailed as my skills improve.
Here is the pattern I used
I learned how to do ribbing, save stitches on a needle to work latter and how to make an I chord
And here is an iceskate pattern if I ever get around to them.
I'll post pictures of the sweater when i am done with it.
Next month I have another friend helping me remember how to crochet, I wonder what sort of wonderfulness she will help me to create!