Every year or so, I get the urge to knit something. My knitting skills are basic, at best, but I love to crank out a scarf or two every now and then. I am someone who would really benefit from taking a knitting class, or joining an informal knitting group. I can knit and purl and make scarves, but my abilities pretty much end there. How fun it would be for me to make little caps or baby sweaters or socks!
There is a little knitting shop not too far from me, and I wandered in over the weekend and was inspired by the projects the shop had all about the place. It is so smart of quilt shops or yarn shops to display finished projects so customers can see what they might accomplish given the right materials and instruction.
So this happened. I purchased a $40 ball of varigated yarn and some circular needles. The shop attendant promised me I could make a triangular shawl with no trouble at all. I told her I might be back tomorrow for help and left the shop with my wallet considerably lighter. I watched forty five minutes of YouTube videos on how to increase knitted stitches, and after some false starts and additional practice, am on my way. It's still a scarf, but a little trickier than a rectangular one. Wish me luck! Hopefully there will be socks and caps in my future. Maybe even a cable stitch. I can dream, right?