The journey continues in learning to knit on board Norwegian Spirit for this December. I am armed with a “How to Knit” book to show me the different stitches which includes hand drawn illustrations, knit charts and basic patterns or stitch combinations.
So I have been playing with the stitch combos with tremendous success. I’m not the quickest knitter but that should be expected as I am in the learning stages. I cannot wait to get back online full time to cross check what I am learning with Yarnspirations to see what I am learning and projects that may match it.
So cocky as can be and things are working out. I decided to try a knitted entrelac pattern but have failed miserably. Yes, it did say it’s for experienced crocheters but I get how crochet entrelac is completed. How hard can it be. Well it kicked my butt something terribly fierce. I got frustrated and visualizing the steps to do it isn’t as simple for me. I’m just beginning this journey. It’s like taking a course in rock climbing, doing a couple beginners courses and then going to tackle a a mountain head on. Stupid… right?
So I failed, I was frustrated and pretty disappointed in myself. However, I’ve done the same mistake as I have in the past of advancing myself too quickly with procedures that are beyond my comprehension and full understanding. I think we have all done that, even with crochet.
So I think for me, at this point. I have to take my time. I have to go step by step. I’m learning. With it easy being frustrated, that’s the way you begin to think about quitting. Just food for thought.
- Knitting in Public
- Crochet Mikey’s Messy Bun Hat