Learning to knit

While I was still recovering in the rehab hospital, just a few days after my surgery, someone posted on a local facebook group to see if anyone would be interested in learning how to knit. I was the first one to reply with a resounding yes! — not only would knitting be something brand new to me (its good to learn new things while recovering from brain injury because it helps to establish new neural pathways), but it also would be a great thing for me to do to exercise my left hand– which at that point was still very weak, and neglecty.

So, about a week ago I went to the beginner knitting group, and I’m hooked! I have learned how to cast on, the knit stitch, purl stitch, to do a cable, and to cast off. Look at the hats I made for the boys and I 😉

Our heads will be forever warm!

I’m excited to try some new things– I think I want to make my occupational therapist a (real) hat or socks or something to show how far I have come… I’m so much better than I was a few months ago! I have no idea yet how to knit these things, but I’ll learn! What I have learned, though– is what a pain it is when the yarn gets tangled…. this took a long time to untangle.

I think I’m going to go to a yarn store today and get some new threads.. maybe I’ll go crazy and get a circular knitting needle….. let’s see where this adventure goes!

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