I've been teaching myself how to knit. I've wanted to learn for awhile because a) knitted items seems softer to me...maybe because of the stitch...not so nubby as crochet, and b) the craft seems more versatile than crochet. I don't really know if either of these is correct, but regardless, I wanted to learn to knit. The final push for me to start knitting was after watching an episode of Little House On The Prairie when Grace Snider says, "But Isaiah, all womenfolk can knit!"
All womenfolk but ME! It didn't take long for me to take the plunge!
I picked up a knitting book at my local thrift store several months ago, Knitting For The First Time. I even found several pairs of knitting needles (why pay retail when you don't even know if you'll like it).
Everything had been waiting around for me to start. I figured I'd put it off long enough and one night, I pulled out my book and grabbed up some yarn and a set of needles and started from the beginning...chapter one.
I'm not making anything in particular...just row after row of stitches. If I had to call it something it could be called a scarf...eventually. Right now it's more like a wrist warmer. I can't even joke "knit one, purl two" because I haven't yet gotten to the chapter where I learn how to purl. It is definitely slow going right now especially since I keep pulling out stitches but I'm hoping with time and lots of practice...