Learning to Knit is Easier When You're With Friends
Knitting may seem like a solitary thing to do but it is much more fun when you have a couple of friends with you. Not only do you have people who can help you out when you drop a stitch or need to unroll a ball of yarn but it's also fun to talk to people when you're learning to knit.
Having people to learn with means that you are bound to stick at learning to knit longer than if you were doing this on your own, and learning any new skill is frustrating at times but is usually worth it. Having a few friends who are going through the same thing as you and are there to encourage you will probably help.
Friends From Afar
If finding people who are just learning to knit in your area is difficult then you can easily look up forums on the Internet. There are forums and message boards for everything these days, knitting included. Once you look you'll find people of all levels of aptitudes ready to share what they've learnt with you. You'll also be able to find the best places to look for supplies and find out which guides and books are the best. Through such forums you may even find people living near you who are learning to knit as well.
Join a Club
Knitting seems to be one of those things that people pick up on their own or learn from their mothers. This can be frustrating when you are just learning to knit as you might have already learned from trying to decipher an instruction manual. If you can find one join a knitting club or group. Such a group will provide you with lessons that will greatly help you. It's also a great way to meet new people who have similar interests to you. You'll be inspired and challenged while all the time learning to knit, there's nothing like a little friendly competition to spur you to greater heights.
Remember that when you're learning to knit it's fine, important even, to make mistakes. Don't be discouraged if what you've knitted doesn't look anything like the picture you expected it to. Have a laugh and try again. Treat it as something fun to do and don't take it too seriously. Just like everything else that's a little hard to learn at first once you're good at it there's no looking back. Once you've learned to knit all the early days of struggling with instructions will be a distant memory.