I learned to knit almost two decades ago (in Girl Scouts, actually), but have only recently seriously returned to it. (Thanks, quarantine!)
I started knitting again after visiting the oldest yarn shop in NYC with my best friend, an avid knitter. While we were browsing I fell in love with a hand-dyed alpaca/merino blend yarn in beautiful blues and purples and greys. It came home with me, even though I had no idea what I was going to do with it.
Fast forward a few weeks and I’m recovering from surgery, bored and itching to play with my new yarn.
Four months later, and I’ve finished fi--, er, SIX projects and am looking for more as I devour new stitch tutorials and find new patterns. Everyone is getting a knitted present for the holidays this year.