I started out knitting little squares of acrylic yarn – working to perfect my knit and purl before I tried anything harder. It was a good distraction for my hands, nothing more.
Then I discovered real yarn. The stuff made out of natural materials like wool and cotton. I bought a bunch of different types and colors and added to my needle collection.
I made washcloths. Knitting different patterned squares in all natural organic cotton for my little baby bean. Still not “getting” this whole knitting thing but I’m enjoying the fact that knitting on the bus keeps me from having panic attacks. It lessens my anxiety…that’s a good thing right?
Then I discovered Noro yarn. The beautiful Japanese yarn with so many colors. I bought a couple skeins. I found an easy pattern on ravelry.com to make a scarf with said Noro yarn. As I knit this scarf (called Undulation) I find myself gazing at the fabric in wonder. I made this! I knitted this! I wonder what ELSE I can knit? What other patterns (no longer another language to me) can I find to turn into gifts for friends and family? What other skills can I learn next? What other yarns can I buy? What’s on sale this week? So much yarn…so many patterns…
I didn’t know knitting could be this FUN. And that’s the whole point, right? FUN!