Anyway, if so, I think I found this easier than the knit stitch, although the way I eventually worked out how to do it probably isn't very elegant. But it works. And Lisa said that, "There are like a thousand different "right" ways to knit...", so I'm going with that. :)
I also discovered why my stitches were so tight. But I still have little control over the tightness (tension?). Of course, this is practice right.
Okay, next time I see that old knitting lady, I'm going to say hi. With DIY Dad's help, I'll arm myself with a few choice phrases. Such as, "I'm learning to knit", "May I watch", and, "Is there any heating in this place and a cup of chaj would go down very well thank you". Lisa, hope that answers your question about the language!
CK, welcome, so much fun to find other new knitters out there. Purple would have been my colour for a scarf too! And thanks for reminding me to put up my 'goodreads'.
I'm going to keep practicing for now Docwitch, although I'm eager to start a scarf. But my stitches are too messy and uneven right now. I've just been trying out the basic techniques and now I'll need to focus on making it look neat. Enthusiasm is great, but I think I need more than 3 hrs of knitting before starting anything *chuckle* I pick things up very quickly, but doing things well is a who-----le other story.
In other news.... the house is coming along nicely, the stonework is about 3/4 done, and the rest is the easier part. They started pointing it up yesterday. pics at other blog
Due to cost of flights, we've decided to push back our UK trip to late January.
I have a cold, that I'm fighting tooth and nail, so that the Wildflower doesn't catch it too. Like I need that on top of teething woes and usual sleep deprivation. Although the teething is easing. Burning lots of eucalyptus oil and gargling with tea tree and drinking ginger chaj (tea, in the local lingo).