My friend, Kathy is awesome at knitting and makes the coolest things. Her most recent was a necklace made out of some fancy thread with sequins. Anyways she motivated me to learn how to knit. I crochet but have never learned to knit. Kathy teaches people how to knit and offered to teach me, but I didn't want to take advantage of her time. So I found some yarn I had stashed away and got some knitting needles. I watched a number of beginning knit Youtube videos thinking easy enough. Wrong... too many ways to do the same thing. I finally learned to cast on after so many attempts.
I learned the knit stitch and completed a row. It's not as easy as the videos show. I practiced it over and over again. I also moved on the purl stitch and that has been just as hard to learn.
I decided to practice an hour each night and it's paying off.
Last time I visited with Kathy, she taught me an easier way to do the knit stitch. It again takes practice. It is easier but still a challenge to not mess up and have to start over. It's different in crocheting if you make a mistake all you do is unwind the yarn, but I can't seem to see an way to correct my mistakes so I start over. ugh My goal is to make a scarf...maybe by next winter...haha There's a rhythm and I'm liking it.