I knitted a shawl.
I cannot believe I knitted this.
About 12 years ago, I took up knitting and crocheting after a stay in the psych ward of my local hospital. At the time, I learned to crochet socks, then got into knitting and did a few hats and stuff.
No way would I have been able to do this. I was knitting to calm down and this would have been complex and nerve-wracking and not very happy-making.
A dozen years in the future, and this was just a happy knit – fun to do on a trip.
I guess I’m putting it out there to illustrate a couple of points. The first is that it gets better. It really, really does.
But also, gently and carefully challenging yourself an itty bitty bit at a time really does kind of add up.