Well here goes

My fiancée finally got me into knitting. She has tried twice before but this time she put some huge effort into and bought me a crap load of stuff for my birthday. Once I started it wasn't so bad. Figured I might as well spread my wings and visit the sites suggested in my book i got, knitting with balls. This should be fun, I hope my first scarf doesn't come out looking like crap.

I never noticed how much work it actually is though. Before I wouldn't think twice when she would mention knitting 200 rows and now I'm just like, damn thats rough.


MMario's picture

welcome to MWK and to the world of knitting. There are a couple of other very new knitters who have started visiting here recently - and, truth be told, in knitting as in life, you never really stop learning.

take things a stitch at a time - they add up faster then you will believe (much like credit card bills)

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

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation

potterdc's picture

Hey Stardust - welcome! Don't worry if you're first scarf looks like crap. Remember it's just a long piece of string and two pointed sticks. You'll learn a lot. Then your second scarf will be very cool!

Jonathan in DC

Think less, enjoy it more.

jrrenola's picture

Welcome - I just got started myself! I know what you mean - I am probably the world's slowest knitter...200 rows might take me a month at the rate I'm going!

Good luck!!!

Chris Vandenburg's picture

I'd like to join the welcome wagon and no one has ever seen me "on the wagon", ever.

Trust me, in a short time you will find 200 rows is a piece of cake and it will fly by in no time. The only actual work, when it comes to knitting, is figuring out what to knit next.

Welcome aboard,


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