|6: Start to Knit
Now you start to knit!
Iím not going to tell you how to do that. Everyone knits differently
and there are heaps of books explaining various methods.
I intend to show and tell you how to knit defensively. How to knit
so that you can easily make the pieces into a garment that fits
together perfectly and looks great when it is finished. All without
skipping a beat or needing extra effort.
When the knitting is all over, someone will have to make the pieces
into a garment and it will probably be you. Be helpful to yourself
I have met so many people who have dived into a knitting project,
worked on it for weeks, or even months, then abandoned the whole
thing because the making up presented so many problems that they
didnít have the heart to finish. That is often the story of little
boxes, old faded knitting bags, plastic bags or baskets filled with
wool, needles, some knitted fabric and a pair of scissors hidden in
a dark corner. Those knitters rarely try any other knitting, so not
only do they have guilt feelings about what they didnít finish, they
miss out on the thrill of wearing something that they have made for
As you knit, you can make the whole experience easy or a challenge.