Learning to Knit

This is one of those posts where I’m basically filling for time since I have had to declare blogruptcy after a couple weeks of being too busy to get ahead on my writing schedule.

So, here’s a picture of what I’ve been doing with some of my free time over the past couple weeks.

I made that one goofy looking cord in the middle before I got the hang of knitting.

I picked up knitting because Rachael started doing it as a way to help manage general anxiety about the state of the world, and she suggested it to me as a nice pastime that also has the added benefit of allowing you to actually have something to show for it afterwards.  She also wanted to knit a brain cap for the March for Science coming up in about a month or so, and when she saw the instructions said she needed seventeen feet of I-cord, she turned to me and said, “You would really enjoy knitting if you got into it, Jason.”

After about a week of struggling to understand the basic concept (I wanted to learn how to do it left handed, which added a further layer of complication to everything), I finally figured out the basics and got to it.  Lo and behold, I’ve knitted nearly seventeen feet of I-cord and have begun knitting the cap as well.  Go me.


3 thoughts on “Learning to Knit

  1. You have touched on a subject near and dear to my heart (yarn). I grew up crocheting, so knitting has been a recent adjustment for me. I actually “knook” instead of knit because it’s easier on my crochet reflexes. And after making Christmas stockings for all four of the cats (I started too late for them to be ready in time), I now need to think up ways to reduce my yarn stash so I ONLY have an entire hamper’s worth.

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