Knitting Is HARD (but YouTube can help)

My mom and my nana tried to teach me to knit years ago and I made a haims of it.

Now, a few years later, I thought, fine, I’m gonna knit nana a scarf, that’ll show them. I bought some wool and needles from a lovely, lovely shop called This Is Knit, and taught myself the knitting stitch and the purl stitch from YouTube.

I even set up an account on Ravelry. I registered my project as Nana’s I-Can-So-Knit-So-There Christmas Present.

And this evening, I started knitting. Kind of.

I’m still not sure I’m doing it right. I had to rip everything up and start again about 5 times (I just did it again, just there). The little tale end of the wool that hangs out really annoys me and gets tangled up in everything.

I don’t care though. I really am very stubborn, and when someone tells me I can’t do something, I generally go out of my way to prove that I can. I don’t want this to be a spite scarf though. The wool is too soft and friendly for that (it’s also turquoise).

Mistake Rib Scarf


I found other people writing about the Mistake Rib scarf over on The Purl Bee and Knit Freedom. These two people are my new best friends now, by the way. They don’t know it yet, but they are.

So, photo one of where I am:

Mistake Rib 1
Mistake Rib 1

One thought on “Knitting Is HARD (but YouTube can help)

  1. I just saw your post – thanks for the link to KnitFreedom! Will you come to our Facebook page ( and post and tell me how your knitting is coming along? Cheers!


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