As knitting progress goes for me this is huge. Huge. HUGE. Eleven rows of knitting.
Eleven rows and only one stuff up. I’ve never ever managed more than 4 rows before and you would not believe how obsessively over excited this milestone makes me – because it was suddenly (kind of) easy. It’s going to be a scarf – wool and angora means it can’t get wet so it’s wildly impractical in an actual Wellington winter (aka the rainy season) but it’s soooo squishy and soft I don’t care! I took the advice in Stitch n’ Bitch (a must own book for learners) and cast on over both needles held together. It means the first rows have a huge gap between them but with my tight tension this is the only way I can get started so far. And as for knitting success – we’ll see how much luck I have when I go to try cotton which doesn’t have that forgiving stretch wool does. BUT I’m knitting, I have been knitting easily and semi-smoothly and I’m almost tempted to try increasing or purling. The yarn cost $34 though so I think I’ll just finish my scarf (and it’s pretty slow going) then take the next step. It’s taken me nearly 32 years of my life to get this far, I think I can wait a while to try the next step in the knitting adventure.