To me, knitting was too slow, too fiddly and I could not get my head around how to hold the needles.
I finally got back into knitting a few years ago when I got hold of some really lovely yarn and had a solid reason to knit that dealt with my 'fast dwindling motivation' problem.
While this has not transformed me into someone who knits expertly at the speed of light:
- I am reaching the ‘Making Up’ part of pattern instructions (now there’s a black art);
- I am having fun and meeting some great people who happen to be highly skilled and inspirational knitters; and happily
- my yarn stash has burst out of my cupboard and peeps out of various bags deposited across different locations in my home. As I love colour - I really don't mind!