my story so far

antonyjperring's picture

OK, I admit it, i'm too scared to try anything other than a scarf.
I was until now anyway.
With the weather starting to cool off a bit, i dragged my knitting bag out and found at the very bottom the circular needles I bought on sale about two years ago.
And I've just committed myself to a fishermans rib hat, knitted in the round.
Seeing all the great projects on here has inspired me to knit outside my comfort zone, and i'm starting with a little hat.


albert's picture

You'll find your comfort zone expanding as you go. You don't have to learn every thing at once, just have fun with it.

Marknits's picture

Just keep telling yourself "This is knitting, not brain surgery- if I mess up, NO ONE dies!" The worst thing that can possibly happen is that you spend some time in the frog pond and try again, yarn is very forgiving.

QueerJoe's picture

I love seeing how folks approach knitting differently. If you have any difficulties, this forum is extremely knowledgeable and supportive. Keep us posted.

crmartin's picture

Welcome to the group and good luck with the hat. I'm sure you will do fine.



purlyman's picture

Welcome!! Glad to hear you're trying something new. I've been knitting for about 5 years and am still trying new things that I can just add to the repertoire. I imagine there are always new things to try - I think you'll love the circulars. Even knitting straight I use the circulars now - haven't knitted on two straight needles in years.


Aaronknits's picture

Many times my comfort level says "hey, let's not get in over our heads." I then thank it for sharing it's opinion and then politely tell it to piss off.

Welcome to our happy home...