I can't knit. I have been taught many times by many fine knitters.
Alright, let me restate that. I used to know how to knit. In fact, as a teenager I knit myself a scarf. Yeah, yeah, I know big deal!
Also, I can knit while I am sitting next to a fine knitter. But, as soon as I pull out my knitting needles while sitting at home by myself it doesn't work. I don't know what happens, but it all goes to pot! I knit and knit, drop a stitch, keep going, drop another stitch, eventually give up, pull out the stitches and then head to youtube so I can get started again.
With Brad holding my phone as I watch the video I try again...to fail. Boo! I really want to be able to and be good at knitting. I want to be able to knit fun things like hand warmers and cowls and hats. I suppose I'll leave that up to the grandmothers and great aunts.
Violet is quite confused about the fact that I can't knit. I suppose she thinks I can make anything, you know, because I am a super mom (tongue in cheek)!
So, not wanting her to loose all faith in me I figured, why not give finger knitting a try. It's something, right? And something that she can learn to do as well.
A few months ago we gave it a go, it was fun, but we didn't get very far. And then, a few weeks ago, I gave it a go. I made a shortish little chain while watching tv one night. I tied it up into a circle and showed it to Violet the next morning. She instantly fell in love with it as a scarf-like accessory. So, I promised her I would make her one to wear for Christmas.
I used some wonky yarn where it is skinny and then thick...I really like the way it looks in the scarf. Violet kept checking in on me from the back seat, like every 5 minutes! It took me about an hour to make, I think.
Oh, and ps. this is video I used to learn how to finger knit, very helpful.