I didn’t mention anything about hobbies or artsy goals in my original goals post for this year. I needed a bit to decide if I really wanted to tackle this now or later on. Now it is!
The goal has been around for several years; I’ve always wanted to learn to knit and crochet. My maternal grandmother, my beloved Gigi, was a crocheter. I could sit beside her, mesmerized for hours just watching her crochet stitch after stitch. She never thought her gift was anything special, but I sure did. The quilt she made me was blue and white and beautiful.
A few times she tried to teach me, but I didn’t have my own needles, and my hands don’t work very well with my brain, so the lessons didn’t stick.
I’m very visual, and really, I probably need a guide right beside me, but I’ve purchased a basic knitting class from Craftsy called Knit Lab, to learn how to knit. So far, I’ve made it through the basic stitch, and I’m doing ok. I’ve missed a few stitches, and many are clumsy. Plus, I’m pretty sure my needles are cheap. Ha!
I may or may not be easily frustrated. Ha! Like I said, I probably need a guide right next to me placing my hands and needles in the right spot!
Learning basic knitting, and being able to teach it to my girls is my artsy/craftsy goal for the year. I may need to teach them finger knitting first, though, as a friend let me know that was what she began with when teaching her daughter.
Do you have an artsy goal for the year?
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Diane Anderson says
The Crochet Crowd has great videos (free) on how to crochet, whenever you are ready. I’m learning to draw through craftsy.
Amy Norton says
Thank you, Diane! I’ll be sure to check that out. 🙂