Well, my friends. I have finally stuck to it long enough to complete one full knitted project. A basic cowl! As some of you may know, I tried to knit on my own a few months ago and got kind of fed up and quit. Thanks to my mom, I was enrolled in a beginner's knitting class at the yarn shop in town and started last Monday. I feel kind of funny not teaching myself, but that is weird, and it is so much easier when someone is showing you right in front of you, not on a YouTube video or picture in a book.
ANYWAY! Last Monday I learned to cast on, do a knit stitch, and bind off (!!), the last of which is something I could not understand on my own. The next day I bought a pair of super big needles, some Wool Ease Thick & Quick (I love you, Lion Brand) and got to work on my cowl! This was one whole skein and took about a good day's work, but that's it. It was so fast!
The night of my class, though, I did go home and re-learn the purl stitch on my own and played around with changing colors, as you can see above. I really like how the stockinette stitch looks, but did not love how much it curled in on it's self. I will wait to see what the teacher says next Monday! My next goal is to figure out how to use circular needles and to get way smoother at purling. And then eventtuuuuallly - cables! I'm excited for it all, but.. I already miss crochet. WINK!