I learned one new thing – the “yarn over” – tonight, but more importantly, I learned I’d been doing stuff more or less correctly. I also learned it’s damn near impossible to do throwing (instead of picking) with my hand injury. The biggest obstacle I’m going to have, in general, is going to be regulating my tension. Not having working fingers will make this very, very hard.
There were six pupils total, and the instructor had the patience of a saint. We were all very confused by the loose, bottomless yarn-over stitches, but she coached us through them. Three women had knitted before, two literally hadn’t ever touched a needle before, and I was still all fumbly myself.
I reaffirmed I’m really not good at Girl Talk – I don’t care about The Bachelor, The Biggest Loser or Project Runway – but it was still fun being with a bunch of girls who were all intent on the same thing.
A quarter of the way through my dishcloth, I decided to start over and unraveled the whole thing. We have a week to finish it – I think I’ll manage. 🙂 The cotton yarn we’re using is a little difficult to work with, especially as it doesn’t seem to stretch much. This makes the tension thing even weirder.
Not having slept much last night, I was nearly asleep in my chair at the end. And on that note, without further ado, I’m hitting the sack.