Our daughter is my social butterfly. She's quite the talker if you're willing to listen. I can't blame her because it runs in the family. She's just taking after her mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She's a diva when it comes to her clothes and jewelry and can't resist sparkles and jewels. But she is not afraid to get dirty either when it comes to catching frogs and lizards. She's got a soft spot for any animal and wants to bring home any stray she can find
Our son is such a little ham. He stole my heart the day he was born and hasn't given it back. He is easy going, tender hearted and quite the thinker. He loves to try and "help" you, whether it's dusting, doing the laundry or changing batteries in one of the toys. He loves trucks, cars, buses, airplanes, trains, pretty much anything that moves and has an engine. He'll stop whatever he's doing if he sees anyone of them and show me.
I purchased a "how to" book before I had the idea to take up this new hobby. I found the book at a close out store and thought to myself I can do this. How hard can it be to knit? Flashes of cute scarves, baby knit hats and multi-colored mittens ran through my mind. I bought the book and couldn't wait to start reading and get my supplies.
I read the the beginner section within a week of buying the book. I couldn't wait to get into the yarn section at Michael's and pick my favorite colors. I bought two rolls of yarn by following the instructions in the book on size and softness for a beginner. I bought a semi expensive assortment of needles and got started right away.
Knitting is supposed to be calming. Or so they say. I'm not sure who "they" are, but knitting for me was not calming. I was so stressed out.
I could get so far and when it came to turn the other way and connect my end loop, I couldn't get it right. Yeah. Frustrating!! I grabbed my book and tried like hell to follow the photos, read the instructions and I couldn't get it right.
So I tried YouTube. I watched a video more times than I can count. Pausing it while I tried the steps. Starting the video over again. Watching the video and trying to retain the steps. I was at a loss. I couldn't get it right.
Then I asked my husband to watch the video and see if he could do it. Of course, the first try he had it and tried to show me. I finally was able to get the loop and continue down the row and loop back again. But the "calming effect" never happened.
I carried my knitting supplies with me to my daughter's dance classes, to work for my break, pretty much anywhere I would have some "free time" to sit and try my knitting. But it was more frustrating than anything. And I hung my bag up in the "craft room". Where it still hangs.
I have glanced at it a few times and thought, maybe I should try it again. Maybe.