I want you to know that I haven’t given up on knitting. I know some of you have been concerned, considering all the crocheting I’ve been doing lately. I just needed to get my confidence in yarn back. It’s very rare that I ever give up on something. Even when I should.
I’ve been knitting!
I’ve started–and restarted–countless dishcloths from the Knit Dishcloth Sampler book I found at Michael’s.
Most of these dishcloth patterns are supposed to come out to around 10 or 11 inches square. My dishcloths kept coming out like 18 inches wide. I’d get started, realize I was making a mutant dishcloth, tear it out, try again, try another pattern, try everything! They just kept coming out HUGE. I was using a size 8 needle, as called for in the pattern. The gauge just NEVER came out right.
I crocheted some more to make myself feel better.
In a fit of insanity or perseverance (take your pick), I bought a variety of knitting supplies. My very own knitting stuff!
I don’t even know what these are.
I don’t know what these are either.
I know what these are, but apparently I don’t know how to use them.
And then I got to thinking, as I tucked my brand new, shiny knitting needles away in this very neat little knitting needle holder that was given to me by 52’s sister on my birthday last year…..
My brand new size 8 needles don’t look like the size 8 needles I’ve been using. I’ve been using a pair of size 8 needles that I borrowed from Missy when she taught me how to knit. And then you know what? I noticed that on the top of my new size 8 needles? They have the size engraved on them. WHO KNEW.
And those size 8 needles I borrowed?
THEY’RE SIZE 10 1/2.
Too Stupid to be a Knitter
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