When I heard that there was going to be a knitting class at the library for elementary-age kids, I asked if I could come and help as a volunteer. The class called "Knit Wits" lasted three days, but I could only attend two of them. I told them that I didn't know how to knit, but perhaps I could jump in and learn.
So, I gave it a shot. A few kids taught me the basics and this is what my knitting looked like this morning before I went for the last day...
Not too shabby, eh? You may remember that I tried teaching myself using a kids knitting book, but I think I gave up too quickly. I also do better with new things if I have someone showing me then repeating it lots of times to get it to sink into my brain!
It really was quite fun being there with the kids and finally learning how to do this. I was amazed at how well they did. Some of the helpers were teenagers who were just amazing at this craft!
I think it will be fun to try some knitting projects. It takes a lot of patience to knit something, but perhaps I could watch a movie while knitting to relax in the evenings.
Have you tried knitting yet? I'm sure there are books and DVDs you can borrow from your local library to give it a shot. Perhaps you're like me and a class would suit you well. Give it a shot...this may be your new hobby!