After so much wonderful encouragement from all of you, I screwed up my courage, picked a pattern and yarn, and cast on my first stitches .......... and the first few attempts were almost comical!
I pulled it out at least five times before I finally got something I think I can work with. It started out like this...
..... then (eventually - after much pulling out!) grew to this......
And as of right now, it looks like this.....
This the Tesserae pattern from Ravelry. It's probably not the easiest pattern to start with but I get really bored with just knit and purl rows. It's hard to tell the pattern coming through yet, but I think it's working. :*)
I'm telling you, getting used to working with all these pointy needles in the way....
................. it's like trying to dance with a spider!!! I know I'm probably not holding them right - hopefully I'll get the hang of it as I go along and get more comfortable with it. I'm also a little concerned that it's going to be too small, but even if it is, the practice will do me good, right?
I've purchased a short circular needle to try that method when these are done. And I've watched videos about using two long circular needles, as well as one long circular needle and doing the "magic loop." It's all so confusing!!! It's really hard to know which way will work best for me.
But I am having fun, and that's the point, right? (Yep, pun intended!!!)
I also finished up another dishcloth - I like the bands of color in this one :*) And I started another one using this pattern to add a little picot edge to it.
It's much fussier to work with but I like the effect so far. This one will be a gift for someone special :*)
What's on your needles today?
Please share with us at Judy's Patchwork Times!
Hugs & Blessings!