I learned how to knit 2 years ago, it was a Christmas gift for myself, but I didnt get serious about it until about a year ago. That was when I decided to make socks for my folks. Not a good idea. Definitely not a good idea. I thought I was going to go nuts.
That being said, charts have just started to click. I’ve knit a couple of lace scarves and a hat, started the Anne Shirley scarf (still on a holder) and am now knitting the Yarn Harlot’s Unorignal Hat. Sitting at the laundromat last night the symbols on the chart just clicked. I now know why the cable symbols are written the way they are. Cables are one of my most favourite things to knit. I like the look and I’m amazed that you can just knit a couple of stitches out of order to create this twisting turning pattern. I’m a simple creature. It’s something that is not possible in crochet.
In the last year I’ve observed how I need the stitches. I need to knit. It’s calming for me. I have a lot of nervous energy and used to pick at my fingers a lot. Knitting gives me something to do with my hands, that energy, and my fingers/hands look better for it. It’s also given me more strength in my hands. And the satisfaction of “Hey, I did this myself!” isnt bad for the ego either.
Btw, I was totally lazy this weekend and didnt block anything. I seriously need to get off my ass and get it done.