More newbie questions
If the way we learn to knit defines our personality, then I must be pretty boring. I'm still knitting/purling and ripping. I'm hesitant to dive in and just do something, thinking I need to learn to increase, decrease, slip-slip-knit, yarnover, etc. etc. first. Why??? I don't need all that for a simple scarf or dish rag. I saw a Leisure Arts booklet of cute dish rags which all include hearts somewhere in the pattern, but decided to just practice simpler stuff instead. Sigh!
Anyway I have a couple of questions:
1. What size crochet needle to fixed dropped stitches? I went to Joanns to get one, not expecting to see a dozen sizes. I considered getting a size somewhere in the middle, but wasn't sure..... (do you see a pattern here?).... so I decided to ask what size would be best for that. I guess it depends on the size of the yarn, and I'm not going to use skinny crochet yarn, so a medium size seems fine.
2. Can you recommend an excellent book to learn by, including good illustrations and directions and attractive projects? Actually I don't care if it has projects, I'd just like it to be accurate with good illustrations or photos.