Yesterday, I had achieved something that is included in my bucket wish list: to learn how to knit!
I considered acquiring that new knowledge/skill as success. I can always be busy in my vacant hours and could not think of what to do to avoid boredom. Knitting is one of the solutions, aside of course from reading blogs or playing games in my tablet.
Knitting as an Art
There are times that I always wanted to do some crafts to keep my hands busy, and one of the skills I longed to learn was how to knit. I admire women in the movies who are knitting. They are particularly shown in some old movies when women are always at home caring for their families. Or some grandmothers who keep themselves busy knitting a cap, a scarf, or socks for her grandchildren.
It is so nice to create something out of your keen interest for it; or using your time and skills in doing crafts like knitting, which I consider as a work of art too!
Learning from Youtube Tutorials
After buying the yarn, I looked for two chopsticks at the kitchen which I will use as the temporary “needles” for knitting. I made one end a bit pointed to make it easier to use when scooping the yarn.
So I intently watch the Youtube tutorial for beginners; the first of which was how to hold the yarn and the needle, and how to cast on. At first, I was so confused and felt dizzy following the step-by-step movements of the hands, of the needles and the thread. My yarn became out of shape with my repeated mistakes, sometimes it got entangled. I almost give up, during the first day that I tried to follow the tutorial for beginners.
It was good there is a man who is in the tutorial video, and he made the procedure so slow so it is easy to follow. Those who do not know or do not have any idea how to knit will surely feel like his head spinning, like me, I got a headache trying to follow the steps. It was good I did not give up. I tried and tried, until I finally learned the basics which is to start with making the first cast.
Now, when I am not playing games or reading/writing blogs, I turn to knitting which I found to be so relaxing. Of course I always have to stretch my back from time to time because it can cause backache especially when the posture is not right.
I am happy to think that soon I can make my first knitted pouch.