Knitting is freaking HARD! I mean, yeah, I just started learning but it's driving me nuts! I wish I didn't suck so bad at it...
Twitch~ <---that's supposed to be a tail
hang in there....press on
Don't give up, stick with it. You'll get it, trust me!
Yep... ditto what norfolk and tim said.
And welcome to MWK!
I'm new to knitting too. It is hard to learn, but with practice it gets easier. I'm still learning new techniques, but it really only took a week or two (knitting daily) to get the hang of basic knitting and purling.
If you haven't discovered it yet, there are some great teaching videos available online at: www.knittinghelp.com. I found them to be a great help. Also, throwing out ideas and complaining about problems here on menwhoknit.com has helped me a great deal. If you describe the problem you're having, someone on here will tell you how to get through it.
When I was teaching Music, I used to tell my students "Practice doesn't make perfect unless you practice perfectly" and I find myself repeating that mantra as I learn new techniques in knitting.
Longtime faggot, first time knitter.
Yep, keep pluggin along! It's a process, not an event, and it will all get easier in time! And you can always vent here, cause we'll always listen!
Knitting is like a great dinner or great sex.... take your time with it and enjoy the experience.
There are a bizillion techniques out there to learn and choose from. Find the ones that work best for you and use them to your advantage. The 'knitting help' suggestion from Jeff is a great one and rest assured that all you have to do is post a question here and us guys will come running to the rescue!
Welcome and keep pugging away,
"If a man has cream at home in the refrigerator he won't go out looking for 2% butterfat"
Ooh, I definitely second, third and fourth knittinghelp.com, it worked wodners for me for at least 5 or 6 various techniques. Also, if you have any local yarn shoppes, mayhaps they offer classes? I myself am starting a 2-part sock class with a local pattern designer through my LYS.
It is difficult at first. when I look back at some of the first thngs that I created I cringe, laugh & remember the struggles I went through. After a while & lots & lots of practice it is like riding a bike. Then you challenge yourself with more skills like cables & so it goes on. Don't give up. The other guys gave great advice.
Knit away, knit away
"They say best men are moulded out of faults; and, for the most, become much more the better for being a little bad." William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure
Thank you guys so much for the support. This has been pretty frustrating, but I'm not gonna give up. The link has been really helpful, thanks for mentioning it!
Welcome to the world of knitting and MWK! This is a great place to learn and be supported by a great bunch of guys, both experienced knitters and some pretty new at it, as I am. First, understand why you are knitting. Some enjoy the challenge of designs and stitches, while others,like me, do it to relax and use simple design and projects. For now, I only use the basic knit and purl stitches and make simple scarves. But it is very relaxing to me (being careful not to take on frustrating projects), and have found that using natural fibes and quality needles just adds to the pleasure. Practice and explore to find your own personal niche and I know that you will quicly love this craft. And, don't forget to leave posts here to share with everyone.
I just started a couple of months ago...and I know what you mean....but the more you practice the easier it gets...trust me....if I can figure it out pretty much anyone can...hehehe...
Keep on - Keepin' on!
- Dan -