It’s been almost a year since I made a New Year’s resolution to learn how to knit. Eleven months later, I finally took the first step: here’s my wiggly, uneven attempt at…something. A coaster, perhaps, or a scarf for a very narrow-necked person. With any luck, I’ll graduate to Extra Yarn-style yarn bombing or Harry Potter scarf-dom by Dec. 31. And if I ever manage to make Maddie’s mittens, I’ll be sure to brag about it here.