Yesterday, I helped a woman re-learn how to knit. Her grandmother had left her a bunch of knitting supplies, and the memory of learning as a child. As she read knitting books, she just couldn’t quite get it right. Figuring our how to move your hands by looking at cartoon drawings is not an ideal way to learn how to do much of anything.
After showing her the basics, she was off and running. She’s now trying out her newly dusted off skills by knitting her husband a hat. I’m always amazed at how well we remember things once they are re-introduced. I know that some people think that knitting looks hard, but the basics are easy; and once you know them, they will last you a lifetime.