I've said on here several times that my spare time is extremely limited. A PhD is not conducive to endless hours of leisure time. However, this fact doesn't seem to stop me from picking up new hobbies. Last year I added English paper piecing and counted canvas to my repertoire and the year before I taught myself how to crochet.
After much urging, encouragement, and enabling by a dear friend, and despite my weak attempt at resistance, I have succumbed and agreed to try knitting (again). I tried once when I was a little girl, but my tension was so bad that after a few rows it was impossible. I had thought that I was never going to be a knitter. With age and crochet experience comes a better feel for tension, and so I tried again.
I picked up some cheap needles and pulled some ridiculously green acrylic yarn from my stash and gave it a go.
Not to shabby for a first try! Look at all that pretty garter stitch. I am a knitting whiz! Slipping stitches like a pro!
*fast forward 3 days*
Sadly adding in purl stitches and the pretense of a pattern (k3, p3) and it all went to hell. LOL
As much as I hate to admit it, I need to practice. Here's to umpteen rows of stockinette stitch in my future!