I finally did it! I learned to knit! Yes, after settting the goal over two years ago, I finally sat down and learned last week. I can't do much--nothing to take pictures of yet--but I can cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease, and bind-off. WAHOO!! I taught myself from some YouTube videos and a book I found at a yard sale. My first project . . .either some awesome wool "snow day" gauntlets found here. Or . . . what else, a ribbed skarf. Very simple. Very easy. Hopefully not too frustrating. I am soooo excited to learn how to cable! That is one thing that is so hard to duplicate in crochet--way too bulky and not so attractive. I also need lots of practice learning how to repair mistakes without frogging the entire thing. Unknitting--that's what I need to master. Oh, the beautiful knitted things I long to create.
So what now? I NEED MORE YARN!! Mr. Carlson is gonna love that!