I had to take matters into my own hands- I checked out a book from the downtown library. The book is great! Loads of step by step photos and great explanations... but for a real beginner, a book alone is a difficult way to get a feel for the needles. I needed to see someone's hands! I needed them to show me exactly what to do. I needed a class!
Just as I was about to give up hope, I got an email from my law school. A couple of the professors were going to start a knitting circle on campus, along with instruction and demonstrations for beginners. Whaaa? I was super excited by this awesome coincidence!! Finally, there's something to like about law school!
I went to my first meeting yesterday. It was so much fun- made even better since one of my best law school friends was there too. I learned the garter stitch- and casting on (although I may need to revisit casting on to make sure I am doing it right). I had to use a pair of the professor's needles since the ones that I brought to the class- the ones that I had bought years ago- are apparently best suited for very fine lace work and not for beginners. I have just ordered a new pair of needles online. These beauties:
|Straight Harmony needles from KnitPicks|