LEARN TO KNIT!
I started on Saturday. I have since learnt to cast on (thumb method - could not or the life of me fathom how to do it with both needles), how to knit and how to purl. It's been fun, in a challenging, mildly painful way.
As it turns out, I have a gift for knitting holes and stabbing my left index finger.
Also, purl is my default setting. As soon as my concentration drifts even a teeny, tiny bit, I find myself slipping back into a row of purl.
It's been quite a learning curve, but I do finally feel that I *get* knitting. I can see how it works, how the stitches go together. It's so different from crochet, which although you can work in rows, is usually quite geometric. It feels like quite a breakthrough! As you can see from the photos, my knitting is riddled with mistakes, but I think it's just a case of practice and concentration - I find the 'knit one, purl one' routine really challenging!
And what prompted this sudden burst of two-needle action? Well, apart from the New Year's resolution, a secret envy of hand-knitted socks and a life ambition to make a fair isle jumper, these patterns will soon be in stock at The Hookery...
...and I really, really like both of them. I'll be stocking the yarn too!