My senior year of high school I enrolled in an elective class called “Needleworks and Handicrafts” or something along those lines because I needed a few more elective credits. It was between that and choir and Lord knows I can’t carry a tune to save my life, so needleworks it is! We made different types of needle-esque projects like cross stitch (never finished mine), crochet (I was really good at making pot holders) and….knitting. Since I had mastered the art of the crochet hook, I thought surely I can handle a couple of knitting needles. Boy was I wrong. I don’t think I ever even stitched a full row. I tried with all my might, but senioritis had the best of me and I just couldn’t commit to making it work. I must have just sat there and chatted with all my classmates while they knitted and I held two empty knitting needles. (Somehow I still got an A in the class?).
Fast forward 7 years and I still have some interest in knitting. I don’t want to be defeated, dangit! I can learn how to knit. I can do it. So i’m going to. Tomorrow I’m going to march down to the local Hob Lob and buy myself some knitting needles, yarn and maybe a “knitting for dummies” book. Because I would like to proudly wear a knitted snood around my neck and when people ask, “where did you get that lovely snood,” I can say without hesitation, “I MADE IT.”
Here are a few cozy, cold-weather items I would like to be able to make someday:
And if I become a master knitter, maybe i’ll knit a blanket or sweater or something really great.