|The eternal WIP...|
In my last post I talked about learning to crochet, in the spirit of learning new things, it got me thinking about when I first learned to knit as well and how the experience of learning the two were so very different.
When I learned to knit years ago, I plunked myself down at my laptop with a DVD and willed myself to stay put until I had mastered knitting in it's entirety. After being brought to my knees with it's complexities and intricacies of a simple cast on, garter stitch, and bind off, I decided that was quite enough for my first lesson and proceeded to make garter stitch scarves for everyone in my life for the next two years.
I slowly vowed to learn a new skill on my own with each project and build my skills that way, which I more or less do even today. My departure from squares and rectangles was liberating!
My journey into crochet, while still a new one, was taught to me by a real live person! They were able to answer my millions of questions, and be a reassuring guide during the process. So different from the lady on my computer...
So, let me ask you...how did you learn how to knit? A patient grandma? With a DVD? U-tube? A formal class? Internet photo tutorials? A friend and a glass of wine? A book?
I put a poll on the right side here to see how we've all learned, check it out!