I got these lovely needles and wool (100% baby llama! Who knew?) for Christmas from my sister-in-law, and am rediscovering knitting! I remember in my teenage years starting countless scarves (why did I always choose such a long and repetitive project, I wonder?) and getting to where they were approximately square before abandoning them altogether.
My knitting skill is minimal. I know the knit stitch only (see below). It’s not the prettiest, I must say. My next self-taught step will be purling. Or circular needles. Oooooh, or both? What a risk taker.
So in the spirit of refusing to learn from my past mistakes, I’ve begun knitting… (drumroll…) yet another scarf. Let’s hope my age has bestowed upon me more patience. In other words, let’s hope I finish this sucker! The way I see it, if I don’t have the patience to complete this project, I will surely be in over my head with the incredibly time consuming and repetitive latch-hooking that lies ahead.
I’m really looking forward to starting some other (smaller) projects once I have the hang of it. I want to make this diaper soaker (for the “hope chest” as my mother-in-law calls it), and possibly some arm/leg warmers if I can figure out how to knit in the round. I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again — thank god for YouTube! I’m sure I can and will also enlist the help of my mother- and sister-in-law (both seasoned knitters), and my freshly formed Stitch & Bitch group that I hope to attend in the new year.