Well, today after careful consideration about the knitting (my careful consideration being my therapist saying that the only time in her life that she has ever got so mad that she threw something across the room was when she was trying to learn to knit) I decided that maybe I should try crocheting after all.
When I got to the store to purchase a needle, I was immediately hit with a (“hell no we wont go”) moment and decided that if it kills me I will learn to knit. Hell, I will learn to knit and crochet and that’s just all there is to it. So, as I was looking at some yarn I liked to find the needle size I would need, I bought the recommended crochet needle and the coordinating knitting needles.
Tonight I will retire the books and learn completely online…between WikiHow and other videos, I AM going to learn how to do this! I feel the old stubborn me come back. It has been gone a long time and it feels good…empowering.