I love knitting for many reasons…one of those reasons being that knitting can be as challenging as I want or need it to be.
Having said that, I’ll own that I sometimes get an idea in my head that a particular technique is going to be way harder than it actually is and I’ll just keep skirting around it (and yes, that does include knitting in the round 🙂).
That is how I’ve felt about:
The long-tail cast-on.
See – just the name puts me in mind of some kind of mysterious, and maybe even dangerous, creature.
I told myself: knowing cable and knit cast-on really is enough (and I particularly like cable cast-on).
I told myself: it looks really hard.
I told myself: I’ll get back to it…I will, it’s just that there are so many other knitting things I really want to try and…
But because I really wanted to cast on for a baby hat I’m knitting my cousin and I was really starting to feel my knitting confidence slipping, I looked up a video tutorial…
And see what I did?
That glow of pleasure when a new challenge is met and mastered is an addictive feeling. 😌
Wool and the Gang have a great video tutorial for this cast-on technique:
Now I can begin my cousin’s baby hat!
Hope your week was a good one.
Stone, J 1971, The monster at the end of this book Western Publishing, Wisconsin.