There is a shared memory in my family of a time when I was little, when after sitting quietly by myself with a book for a while I shouted 'I CAN READ!'
Well last night I had a similar life moment.
I CAN KNIT!
Thanks of course to Mrs Doily for the idea, the needles and the wool.
Thanks to Leonie for faxing me through the hat pattern.
Thanks Mr Google for putting me in touch with all the online lessons for casting on, knit stitch, purl stitch and stocking stitch.
And thanks Bren for putting up with my ignoring you all night last night and speaking the instructions to each stitch out loud over and over.
I do find knitting a bit clumsy compared to crochet and it is much harder to pick up stitches once you have pulled a section apart but I am starting to find the rhythm and I am really enjoying it.
If anyone out there has some inspiring knitting sites, ideas or patterns for beginners I'd love to check them out.