I have always admired people who have “old fashioned” skills like sewing and knitting. When I saw an online deal for two knitting classes I jumped at the chance. I took my classes with Teri through knitting101.org.
In my first class, I learned how to cast on and do a basic knit stitch. I used size 8, straight, wooden needles and worsted weight yarn. My first project was a scarf.
In the second class, I learned how to cast off, finish my scarf and do a purl stitch. Since my friend Beverly was pregnant with her first son, I decided my second project would be a baby blanket for him. For this project I used size 10.5, circular, wooded needles and a washable navy yarn.
Next up, I want to continue to work on my circular needle skills and work on knitting in a pattern so I am going to knit a hat for Zac.
Edited to add: The scarf took me about 3 weeks to complete. The blanket took me much longer. I started it the first weekend of December and just finished it last night. I had originally hoped to finish it in early January, but sometimes things just get busy!