Learning how to knit: where does one even start?
This summer, I started crocheting after learning as a kid and then forgetting about the craft.
I love the flexibility of crochet. You can make things that are so cool, you don't even notice they're crocheted. Like adorable bear-ear hats in Chicago Bears colors.
I'm working on some really great Christmas presents (well, great in my opinion. I hope the recipients agree!) and I love finishing these adorable little projects.
But ever since I spent three weeks scraping linoleum off my kitchen floor a few years ago, I have wrist pain, especially in my right wrist. Crocheting makes it worse, and sometimes I have to stop for a few days, just to give myself a rest.
My mom, a voracious knitter, suggests that craft instead, as easier on the wrists. I sort of pooh-poohed this idea until I checked out the book "75 Birds, Butterflies & Little Beasts to Knit and Crochet" from the library. Turns out, you can knit cool stuff, too.
So - my new goal is to learn (well, re-learn, although I was never very good) to knit. My mom said she would help me, but do any of you other knitters have good resources for learning? I'm open to just about anything, although my mom says that continental-style knitting uses the least wrist movement.
Also, here are some cool knitting projects I'd like to try, once I figure the whole thing out: