I feel the need to inform you that I do not have any photos to share from the 23 mile jaunt I was expecting to make last Saturday. I (honestly) came down with the yucks and Friday night, instead of packing my hiking pack, I could be found curled up on the couch under my favorite blanket sipping tea. I do plan on doing this hike, just not sure I’ll make it this winter.
As a substitute to the hike I missed, I did manage to put the time to good use — I taught myself to knit! Thanks to a surprisingly helpful video tutorial and my “I Taught Myself to Knit” starters kit I picked up at JoAnn Fabrics, I am happy to report that I can complete the cast on, knit and purl stitch and bind off.
From a crochet perspective, it is really different and still very awkward. I’m still working out the right tension (right now everything is a little tight) but I remember feeling the same way when I first learned to crochet. I’ve been practicing reading patterns and hope to be started on a real project soon (probably a scarf or cowl).