I am a knitter. But knitting does not come naturally to me....at all. My brain cannot see patterns three dimensionally. It's very frustrating.
My friend is helping me with my first sweater and I finally finished a sleeve and shoulder. Yay! The shoulder meant I had to tackle my fear of short rows and wrap and turns (w&t). When I attempted to do it on my own, I knew I was doing it all wrong. So I waited until my friend could show me. Once she did, it seemed comically simplistic.
So why can't my brain see a pattern and make sense of how the stitches work? Once I finished my short rows on Saturday, without the supervision of my friend, I had the wrong number of stitches. Seriously? La sigh.
I love the idea of knitting. I love yarn. I love quick projects that I can interpret without aid. But I'm so tired of needing help! And part of my frustration is that I feel like there's no way I can ever know it all. There are so many tricks of the trade..... how do knitters keep them all straight?! It's overwhelming! And I'm not even a super uber novice anymore!
That's my rant for today. Thanks for listening. I may work on the cowl I recently started - a short and sweet project. At least I can do that on my own!