I got my first critical comment. It was nothing mean or nasty, just honest feedback. I won't lie. I felt kind of gutted. I'm a baby channel and a big video for me is one that grabs 10 views on day one.
I go into great detail explaining the structure of the Long Tail Cast On before I actually demonstrate how to do the cast on. I recognize that's not going to be everyone's cup of tea. And I get it. A lot of times when I go to look up a tutorial, I just need the directions. It's also why I give time code so viewers can easily skip to parts of the video they want to watch.
But, the truth is there are a ton of videos on YouTube that will give you the quick tutorial. And I want to do something different with this series. As I said in my intro video, I don't want to show people just how to do something in knitting, but why the technique works the way it does. My goal is to provide a deeper understanding of this craft.
Franky, I've done a lot of reading on knitting. And I've spent a lot of time thinking about how knitting works. I find it fascinating how just two stitches - the knit stitch and the purl stitch - can create such a breath and variety of different fabrics. It's magical.
I think this study has made me a better, more confident knitter. I think I'm better able to troubleshoot when I have a problem, and tackle projects that challenge my skills.
Knitting Fundamentals may not be for everyone. I might share more information than people need at times. But, I'm gong to keep making the videos I want. And if I"m not clear on something, pleas let me know so I can do better.
I'm Carrie CraftGeek. I've been knitting for 20 years and crafting my whole life. I love to share my passion with the world!
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