Sometimes I get nervous about trying new things-do you? I find it especially when it comes to new things that require time and focus. When you have three children under five years old one thing you defiantly do not have a lot of is time and focus because all your time/focus is dedicated to them.
I knew some time ago I would have to give some things a go and find a way to meet those challenges. One of my personal 1940's housewife goals was to learn how to either knit or crochet or both. Although my hands do have their weaknesses, I figured if I paced myself well then perhaps it could end up being a good form of exercise.
I took my first class on December 28th at a lovely craft shop called Cook's Arts & Crafts Shop. My instructor named Michelle was absolutely fabulous to work with. I knew what color I was going to choose if I were asked. So when Michelle asked me I immediately said "Tardis blue!!". For those that may not be aware, I am a huge Doctor Who fan. In that very moment I met my first NY Doctor Who fan and I thought that was just so cool!
We spent the next hour and a half talking about the show and I learned the knit and purl stitch. My instructor was just so patient and thorough. She is exactly the kind of instructor I needed! I had moments where my fingers were aching or I needed a break but she was wonderful to me. Not many instructors have that sort of patience. But I did pretty okay with my first class-yeah! Now it's all about practice!
This is my first project:
I am trying to knit for at least 30 minutes a day if my babies give me a wee break. Let's see how it goes because I have big plans for these hands of mine!! Hehe I have a 1940's snood and a turban pattern that I am longing to work on but baby steps first. I hope to book another class with my instructor to work on those projects because I am still learning about needles, yarn, measurements, and all that jazz.
I look forward to finishing my first project and will keep practicing. I know many of you knit and I love seeing all of your creations-you all inspire me so much! Learning how to knit is a huge deal for me and I am so happy to be able to share this process with you!
Here's to creating lots of wonderful things in the New Year!!