Apply yourself: Learning to Knit


Describe your last attempt to learn something that did not
come easily to you.

My mom can knit, crochet and several other crafty things. She knows how to use woodworking tools. Isn’t that impressive?
When I was about eight or nine years old, she attempted to teach me how to knit. It took some doing but I finally made the first line in a scarf. I don’t think it actually became a scarf. If so, it was the shortest scarf on record.
I can’t remember why I lost patience with knitting. It could have been my lack of manual dexterity. I always did poorly at those tests where you had to put the peg in the right place. Maybe I should have read a book called “Knitting for Impatient Kids that Want Perfection Now.”
There are so many people, including many fellow bloggers and Facebook friends, that love knitting. It is a relaxing activity for them.
My mom has been teaching my oldest kid how to knit. I think it’s wonderful. My kid has the crafty gene also. I’m going to have to find a book about how to knit and not worry about perfection.

“Just a small town girl – living in a lonely world.” Concert tickets are practically essential. Musicals are the key to life. I like movies, music,books, and corny jokes.

1 Comment

  1. Kate @ Did That Just Happen? – I'm an just over 40, single mother of a wonderful teenage boy, who is an endless source of wonder and laughs and gray hair. I may have a small life, but it's full to the brim, and frequently I just have to stop and ask myself "Did that just really happen??" Enjoy!
    Kate @ Did That Just Happen? says:

    I love to crochet. But I can only do straight lines – so I can make you a scarf or a blanket! LOL. I’d love to take a class or something to help me learn borders, and patterns. 🙂

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