I have been wanting to get on the knitting bandwagon for quite a while now. I drool over all the beautiful sweaters, shawls, and accesories wishing that I could make the same items. I was always afraid to take the leap from crocheting to knitting. I was mostly scared of mistakes and not being able to just pull the stitches out easily and try again. Mark bought me some knitting classes for Christmas a year or so ago and I really enjoyed it. I started umpteen little projects that I never finished and just hoarded patterns of things I hoped to make one day. I think that I was wishing that I would magically become an amazing knitter and beautiful items would just fly off my needles effortlessly. Unfortunately I don't live in a perfect world and the only way to get there was to start an actual project and gain some experience. My sister, Tracy, bought me some yarn this Christmas and I decided that with one ball I was going to knit and actually finish a project. After browsing through my stacks of saved patterns I decided on this scarf. Purl Bee has the most lovely patterns and this one seemed pretty basic for a beginner. It took me a few tries, needless to say I have gotten really good at long tail cast on. After I figured out that I need to slow down and take my time with this new craft things went much more smoothly. Believe it or not, I finished my first real knitting project!! I was so excited that I finished and it looked like the picture in the pattern.
Have you tried any new crafts lately?