Well I have now finished my first pair of handies. It wasn't without practice. I did actually have to unpick, then start again a few times. I cast on 36 stitches and really thoroughly enjoyed the whole process. I have discovered a whole new way of meditating, plus I just adore taking my knitting with me if I know I have to go somewhere and wait, or "just in case" I may have some time spare. It's so relaxing and very therapeutic. For a chatterbox monkey brain like mine, (happening internally of course, you'd never think I was a chatterbox to meet me, or would you?) it is very calming as I'm concentrating on not dropping any blinkin' stitches.
I taught myself how to cast on and off via You Tube, particularly loved Knitting tips with Judy
My mum helped too but I actually have my mother-in-law staying and she's been knitting for 58 years and so it's wonderful to have her on hand (sorry, cue pun). Her name is Judy as well (how mad is that?)
I love turquoise and these just sing to me and so lovely when I'm writing. I have now started on a pair for hubby (black mix, he didn't fancy turquoise) and he's going to wear them under his gloves when he's on his scooter - it's sooooo chilly here at the mo.
A bit thank you to Henny Designs who inspired me, whilst I read her blog post about knitting. Love her stuff.