One of the first books I read this year was Extra Yarn, and the book I just finished–one of the last I’ll read this year–is How Mirka Met a Meteorite, in which our heroine relies on lightning-speed knitting to save the day.
In between, I goggled at Sondy’s prime factorization scarf, found a yarn-bombed fence outside my library and attended KidLitCon, where the knitting needle:attendee ratio hovered around 1. I was partly responsible for the <1 ratio, because my only use for knitting needles is to skewer food for shish kabob.
So my goal for 2013 is to learn to knit…and this is where you come in. I have no idea where to start. Should I learn from a book? a Youtube video? Draft Jen (who, once upon a time, started an interminable Harry Potter scarf) to teach me? With any luck, a year from now I’ll be able to appreciate the merits of the Extra Yarn knitting blunder.