How did I come to that decision? Well, as usual, I listen to the world around me. After writing that post, I went about my day and knitting just popped into my mind. I found that interesting considering that I have never even contemplated it before, and it had always felt like an old lady's craft. But something about it felt right. Then I read the responses and knitting came out on top. And then I stumbled onto blogs of which three were knitting-focused or mentioned knitting a lot. Don't you just love synchronicity.?
I was dutifully educated, on those blogs and many other sites, that knitting is anything but an old lady's craft. There are some gorgeous and very hip (I never use that word) items out there!
So bloggy friends, now I need two things, two recommendations. Firstly, a website and secondly a book. I have googled +knitting +beginners, and have read things like;
The gauge, or the number of stitches or rows per inch, normally is determined by the size of the needles and the weight of the yarn. Always work a gauge swatch to see if your tension equals the gauge specified in your instructions. The test swatch should ideally be at least 4"/10cm square, using the yarn and needle size
called for in the pattern.
This is a beginner's site, on the first page. I need help with: rows per inch, work a guage, tension, tension equals the guage, test swatch, yarn, needle.
Okay, the last two I'm okay with. But seriously. Needing a beginner's site means I haven't a CLUE so, walk me through it, take my hand dear website owner. I need Knitting for Extra Dumb Dummies.
My Mercury is in Virgo, so I need to understand the details (so that then I can ignore them and do my own thing).
So if you have a true beginner's site you can recommend, please do. If you know of a really simple, how-to book that would be great too. I always love an excuse to buy another book.
Oh, I guess thirdly, what is the bare minimum I'll need to start my knitting adventure?
Some time later:
Oh, just found a few vids over at expertvillage. I understand guage now. Still, would love those recommendations...