Knit One, Purl Two
Goal: Learn to Knit
I’m not sure what it is about knitting that first intrigued me. I’ve always been a crafty person so perhaps it was my desire to have yet another creative outlet. Or maybe it has to do with my love for all things hand-made. Whatever the reason, last winter I enrolled in a beginning knitting class at my local yarn shop. Since the first time I balanced those wooden needles in my fingers, I was hooked.
When I begin a new project, obsession takes over; it’s almost like the love-struck, la-la-land phase of a blooming relationship. With time, that fire peters out and, in some cases, I lose interest all together. Unfinished projects lay dusty and forgotten scattered about the house. But not with knitting. No. A year has passed and I can’t finish my projects fast enough so I can start on the next one. I’m still smitten by the soothing simplicity of looping yarn. I love the way the soft fibers snake through my fingers and the quiet clack of my needles.
Other goals have blossomed out of my love for knitting: learn how to spin, raise my own fiber animals, and someday own a yarn shop. Time will only tell where this knitting obsession will take me. For now, I have a hat to finish!