Why knitting? A lot of reasons, I guess. I quit drinking last spring and it seems like I need a replacement hobby. I’m told it’s a relaxing activity and, without getting into the gory details, I could stand to chill out. Plus there are those pesky repetitive body-focused behaviors, OCD spectrum stuff. With knitting needles in hand, I can’t very well pick my cuticles or anything else.
Also you can’t eat when you’re knitting.
And if attacked, you can stab the attacker in the eye with a needle. I’m not condoning violence, but the douchebag’s going to get it.
I found a YouTube video series called Good Knit Kisses (snort, I know!) that shows you how to cast on and knit rows. Here’s my first creation. I call it a washclarfragwipe.
Beginner tips: Does anyone have some for me?
For next time: Try not to make accidental holes. Figure out how mysterious stitches lead to uneven rows. Knit something with an actual shape.