I decided to teach myself to knit. It is something that I have always wanted to try but just have never had the time to do or the willingness to stop doing something else to learn. Well, what a perfect opportunity.
My husband took me the store in the trusty wheelchair and I picked out a good book with a dvd to go with it and then some yarn and needles and away I went!
Either it is easier than I think or pain killers give you an extra relaxed sense about things or maybe I was just happy to have something to do! But the first try was just casting on and practicing some knit and purl stitches. I was so excited after doing about 10 rows that I slid the whole thing off the needle to proudly examine my work and yup... as you can guess... I unraveled the whole thing! And cracked myself up in the process. Guess I forgot to turn the page and learn how to bind it off or cast off!
1st try, stitches so tight I could hardly move them!
On to a test piece for a project.
Look Ma!!! I'm knitting!
A completed 'test' patch
Now... onto a project, of course, the easiest project there is. A scarf. consisting of 20 knit stitches repeated until it is 84 inches long. Even a pain killer addled mind can hopefully handle this project!