Dia, an improved version. This is what I can make now. :)
It's been a little over a year since Jonette taught me how to knit. It was during a sleep over that we talked so much about life, crafting, pets and food. XDDD I met her pet Tweed, such a handsome cat. And she taught me how to knit despite having a different dominant hand. She's a leftie. I'm a rightie. XD
Being shown how to knit made it easier for me to learn it. Jonette was a patient teacher because I was asking a lot of questions. And as early as that time, I was a tight knitter ~_~ Up to now, I still haven't got the hang of tension yet (ahahaha now that sounds weird!) -- because too much tension (or the lack of it) makes the stitches either too loose or too tight. Well, at least I am a relatively consistent tight knitter hahahaha. I was shown the English method of knitting and purling. I was supposed to make a scarf as my first project but somehow, somewhere along the way, I stopped learning how to knit because I thought I should make a smaller project. Now the smaller project was supposed to be a headband with crochet edging but I ended up learning how to crochet, so I had more crocheted projects. But I did pick up knitting again soon after learning how to crochet. And I was crocheting and knitting different stuff, mostly hats, because I LOVE HATS! <3 I've created an account on Ravelry and I lurk in the different forums of that site for knitters and crochet fanatics.
I started with knit and purl. I started with straight needles. Now I have several needles, some straight, some circular. And I actually want more circulars now that I realize that they are comfortable to use whether in flat or circular knitting. They are also portable, which is a very good thing. I've knitted flat and in the round. I've knitted with mostly worsted weight yarn and sport weight yarn. I've knitted stockinette, ribbing and now meshy stitches. I love it. ?
At this point, I've made several scarves and hats which may not be the most perfect items in the world, but I took time to make them with care. And there are people who appreciate them a lot too. :) This is thanks to that one sleep over last year. I was inspired and I am still challenged up to now to improve my craft. Today I can make hats, scarves, pouches and headbands. I still have a long way to go before I can knit socks. But I don't mind. It's fun and worthwhile.