This is what happens when you try to teach yourself to knit by watching videos on the internet.
About a month ago, I went to Maryland for the weekend to visit a friend of mine. While there, we thought it would be fun to take a knitting class at the craft store (yes we're super fun like that!) The class was called "Nifty Knitters" and we thought great, how nifty! Well apparently the nifty knitter is a device to help you knit... actually it's more like weaving than knitting. anyways, once we saw that we decided not to do the class, but we were already at the store and wanted to learn to knit, so we bought some yarn and needles anyways.
So, we ended up googling learn to knit videos and tried to learn from those. by pausing, rewinding, and replaying a bunch of times, i think i've got the basic stitch down. but that's all I know. I have no idea really how to hold the yarn or how tight/loose to make it. I don't have anyone to give tips on what I'm doing wrong or to ask what to do when *insert problem here* happens. Anyways, I don't mean to sound whiny, cause it's really been fun so far, I just feel like I could be doing so much better with some help. I've tried to find a class or group near me, but so far i've had no luck.
Here's a picture of one of my first attempts. It's not very even, and the corners aren't really square... but it's a start I guess.
And here's my current "project": I'm calling it a potholder, because I only have to get it a little longer and then I can say it's done. :)