Advice for a new knitter:
When choosing a pattern, look for ones that have words such as “simple,” “basic,” and “easy.”
If you see the words “intriguing,” “challenging,” or “intricate,” look elsewhere.
If you happen across a pattern that says “heirloom,” slowly put down the pattern and walk away.
“Heirloom” is knitting code for “This pattern is so difficult that you would consider death a relief.”
At Knit’s End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much, by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, otherwise known as the yarn harlot