In the spirit of trying something new and venturing beyond my comfort zone, I am learning to knit.
While watching my sister crochet and my cousin needlepoint, I concluded the time was right to add a new craft to our family while also finding another creative outlet that doesn’t involve television. And what better time to learn this new hobby than during the first few weeks of a new year.
My mother-in-law also inspired me to knit. She learned from her grandmother and has been knitting up a storm ever since. Over the years she has given me lovely, handcrafted scarves that quickly became my favorite winter weather accessories. It’s my hope to also knit a scarf or two, along with cozy blankets, and perhaps a few potholders.
The hardest lesson thus far is patience. I am not terrifically crafty by trade, but am willing to table my fleeting frustration with the hope that practice makes perfect.
Are you a knitter? Or have you wanted to learn? Share your online resources and success stories below. And of course, photos of your finished project are welcome. What this newbie knitter needs is visual motivation!