Hi everyone, I am a beginner of sorts.....pick up knitting a year ago after a LONG break. We I purchased on Knit Picks the Impressionist Afghan. Did I get in over my head?
Anyone else buy it?
Yes, I find it fun, just a little fustraiting at times, LOL.
I like that Baby Blanket :) I have to knit Baby Blanket for my Sister-in-Law. She's expecting her first baby in Dec :)
I am trying to Knit without TV, etc. for now, because I am trying to keep count. But once I get better, which I think once I'm done with the Impressionist, I will be good to go, LOL. It does have 422 lines or more :)
I don't know if you got the thread that came with the Impressionist kit. I did. I do love the colors they have, it's just that I don't like the thread itself to much. Even with 2 threads, it doesn't really hold it's shape and rolls in, unlike the one on the Picture on the instructions. That looks like it was make with a thicker thread, or maybe it will get stronger as it gets bigger. (What do you think of the thread that came with it?)
I will be gone for a couple days. Going to see my Aunt in New Mexico.
Take Care, All of you. Enjoy you're Knitting and I will be back :)
Have a great trip!
If your work is curling in you may be knitting too tight. Try to relax and keep the loops sliding easily on the needles. The yarn in the kit should work out -- I kind love it (especially the color changes) More later -- crafts don't run off when you are gone!
Don't worry about working tight to keep the shape of the item. With a afghan you want a drape-y fabric and it the stitches slide easily on the needle it will be just fine. The stitches create the shape, not the tension of the working yarn.
Enjoy New Mexico!
Yeah, I am trying to keep it loose. I can tell you that with my Fibromyalgia crocheting was making my shoulders in so much pain. Knitting hasn't done this to me. I think it is because, when I crocheted I held on tight and made my stitches firm.
So I would like to let you know, I am almost done first color of the Impressionist Afghan :) The pattern is really cool, seeing it come out as I Knitted.
I learned the English style. I need to remember to get up and walk about for a few mins. I have been to enthralled in it and forget to move about. That can get you stiff!
I still haven't gotten my stride, since I am new, but I hear you on getting into a comfortable position :)