Knitting Crisis

The directions say:

1. Cast on 12 stitches by making a 12 st. chain with a crochet hook.
okay, I don’t know how to do that.

2. Pick up 12 stitches from the crochet chain, with dpns.
okay, I loathe dpns.

3. Join in the round.
okay, I could do that, if I could ever get a daisy chain of crochet-ed, dpn-ed stitches in a nice l’il circle.

I’ve tried various “easy alternatives” and can’t figure them out. I think the result is supposed to be a small circle of 12 stitches, which then expands to 24, and thus to a lovely pattern that is the beginning of a shawl.

I am frustrated, hot, sweaty, and feeling really really lame. Every other person in the whole universe has already posted a beautiful picture of their finished “Clue 1” with many comments about how absurdly easy, how laughably brief, how comically quick ‘n easy, this first clue is. Ha bloody ha.

*whimper*

3 responses to “Knitting Crisis

  1. Dear Tamsie –

    Did you find your way? How can I help?

  2. One thought – when you can find the time, go directly to your favourite local yarn store. Tell them what you want to do (i.e., slide 12 sts on to 3 dpns) and **do not** not leave until they get you up and running!

  3. Sorry – the 2nd line should read:
    Tell them what you want to do (i.e., slide 12 sts on to 3 dpns) and **do not** leave until they get you up and running!

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