The purpose of learning is growth,
and our minds, unlike our bodies,
can continue growing as we continue
I picked up knitting needles.
I had a partial cone of some
unknown fiber [ now I know
it is merino] and size 8
bamboo needles. I sat down
in front of the computer and
watched a YouTube video over
and over learning how to cast
on, then proceeded to practice
until I was comfortable. Next came
the knit stitch which I practiced
and practiced, even causing
Mike to question if I was Ever going
to finish an item. :) Once I was
able to sit and know exactly what
I needed to do when I picked up
my needles and yarn I cast on and
knit a little garter stitch scarf
with fringe, no pattern, just cast
on 50 stitches and knit until it
was a nice length.
In the three and a half years I have
been knitting there are still times
I need a video or a book to learn
a new skill, or else I call a dear
friend who has helped me when I
am totally confused, but I have
to tell you since picking up those
needles the first time I have not
missed one day of knitting since.
I am just a wee bit addicted to this
wonderful craft and I am thankful
for the world it has opened for me.
Okay all you Knitter's please share,
how did you learn to knit and
what was your first project?