I understand that Garter Stitch is basically the first stitch every beginning knitter learns...But, gosh darn it, I hate it. I hate the look of it, I hate the feel of it, it's only good for edges of projects so they don't curl in, and I don't like spending all the time to make sure they are evenly knitted with the right tension of the yarn.
That last part is what bugs me the most, I can knit fairly fast, evenly, and I keep the tension of my stitches relatively, well...even. However, I can always see imperfections on my tension in Garter Stitch sections and it just bothers me to no end. I'm sure some of you out there are thinking right now, that those imperfections make a "Hand Knitted" projects have style, taste, or the looks of being hand made. Well I'm a man who looks for perfection, and I can not see Garter Stitches a stitch I wish to continue in my repertoire.
And if you are saying to yourself, "how do you plan to keep your works from curling up?" Well, I can always crochet a border around it, So HA!
Let me know what you think. I'd be glad to compare thoughts with you!