Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: A Crafty Goal for 2023

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A person wearing a white sweater who is beginning to knit something with dark red yarn. The original topic for this week was “your favourite crafty thing to do.”

I am not a crafty person at all, so I’m tweaking it a little bit to be “a crafty goal for 2023.”

Many years ago, I tried to teach myself how to knit by buying a book on the topic. I was never successful at it. Spatial tasks like these are not my strong suit, so I think I need to take a different approach this time around.

One of my goals for 2023 is to find some sort of knitting class, or very detailed YouTube series, or maybe make a cool new knitting friend who will patiently walk me through all of the steps of learning how to knit.

I think an in-person experience would be easier (if Covid allows for it) while I’m trying to figure out where the needles go and how to do everything properly.

But I am very open to other options, so feel free to share them if you know of any.

My goal for learning how to knit is simple and practical. I have a great-aunt who knits the coolest little dish cloths that are fantastic for all sorts of cleaning and other tasks around the house. (The Internet is not her strong suit, or I’d be asking her this question!)  It would be neat to continue that family tradition and knit my own dish cloths.

I look forward to resuming WWBC with everyone in January! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all.


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18 Responses to Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: A Crafty Goal for 2023

  1. My grandmama taught me and while I agree you can learn a lot of things via books (it’s how I taught myself to type) I also believe there are some things you need to actually see being done. I think YouTube would be an excellent idea!

  2. James Schoch

    I think that aunt crocheted those things but I could be wrong. I was shown how to crochet in high school by my mom but didn’t stick with it. I always thought it was easier than knitting.

  3. I’d love to be able to knit. My mother taught me when I was young, but I never took to it. I don’t have great hand/eye coordination so I blame my lack of knitting skills on that. I always thought it would be a relaxing hobby. Good luck on getting trained up.

  4. Having something to do with your hands is always a good way to pass the time and be constructive.

  5. I used to have a little kit that would let you assemble… not dish cloths, exactly, but hot pads? For picking up hot pans and the like? …when I was a kid. I’d forgotten about that completely. I made a bunch of them, and we used them for years.

  6. I’ve always wanted to knit or cross-stich or crochet but don’t know if I have the patience to do those things. My daughter does cross-stitch and some of her things are so cute and look great when done.

  7. My Mom was the knitter and crochet guru. She just passed in June, so I guess my dream of having her teach me is also dead. When I was little, she’s knit us mittens with a string to go through the sleeves of the coat, in order to keep track of them. We would get hats and scarves for Christmas, or afghans when we got older. It’s a lively skill, one I wished I possessed.

  8. I tried knitting once and failed miserably, but my mother-in-law is amazing at it. I hope it works out for you!

  9. It would be difficult to learn from a Yiu Tube video I imagine because you are facing the knitter so are seeing their actions in mirror view. Much better to see it looking over their shoulders so an in person teach-in would be easier. Have yiu asked at your local library of there is a knit and natter group that meets there?

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