Yesterday I just found out the reason why Sidra’s hat is too small (and why my fingers hurt when I’m knitting). The reason is: I didn’t know that Japanese knitting needles sizes are different than US sizes! D’oh.
It means that all this time I’ve been struggling to knit with needles that are 2 sizes too small. No wonder that my fingers hurt! I was just beginning to wonder that I really had no talent for knitting, it was so hard knitting those yarns. Then I found this site that says: “Japanese needle sizes are different from another countries. We have made a conversion chart below.” Dang.
Anyway, I’m actually happy because now I know that knitting shouldn’t be that hard. I should be getting back to knitting soon.
On the other hand, I’m beginning to get interested in crocheting. I’m starting a new project today, it’s supposed to be a beret in puff stitches. This is as far as I’ve gone by now, and I have to say it’s easier than knitting. Of course my previous knitting experience is with wrong needles, so my opinion cant be trusted here.