So I started looking on google (what did we do without google before it was invented?!?) for videos and tutorials to teach myself how to knit. I knew I couldn't just read my way to becoming a knitter. I would need to see the different stitches in action. So off I went, first looking to learn how to attach my yarn to my needles to start and then finding out how to cast on after that. Since I already knew how to crochet, I figured it wouldn't be that great a leap to learn to knit. After all, it seemed to me you were doing something similar but using 2 needles to get the job done rather than one, right? Not really. Lol.
As I looked online, I discovered that there are two different styles of knitting: English and Continental. There are also a bunch of different stitches that I needed to learn (though I already knew several in crochet, so it wasn't a great mental leap for me to consider learning several in knitting as well). Just FYI, I am a continental knitter, which means I hold my yarn in my left hand, very likely from being a crocheter for so many years.
Enough story-telling. I'll move on to giving you the sites I visit/visited the most. I encourage all of you to check these out and give knitting a shot! It can be really fun. And honestly, it seemed to me that once you "got it" you "got it." It was just a matter of taking enough un-interrupted time to figure out the various stitches. After that, practice, practice, practice! The pictures I'm including here are some of my first knitted projects, just so you can see for yourselves how I did. And yes, those dolls are supposed to look like that. Lol. They're Sackboys from the game "Little Big Planet" for the PS3. My kids adore them and sleep with them every night! J
Here's the sites: