Today's tip involves learning to knit. I always wanted to learn to knit so about a year or two ago I took a class... which was expensive and really didn't teach me anything I couldn't have learned on my own with a little time and a few Google searches. Once I came to realize this, I honed my knitting skills through various means that involved wonderful online tutorials and some experienced and very patient friends. That was the much better way!
This is my favorite learn to knit site
. I have used it several times and have referred back to it often when I needed a refresher on a stitch, an increase, decrease, picking up stitches or any other stitch that comes up in any given pattern. It's a wealth of information!
Here is an excellent site
for a beginner sock knitter! Socks are the most difficult thing to knit, in my opinion. This site breaks each step down in very 'doable' increments. It's my favorite!!
Of course, for patterns from beginner to advanced, I have found lots of fun things to try on this site
! It has absolutely everything!
So, don't be intimidated! Pick up those knitting needles and get started. You'll be glad you did!