I had taught myself to knit using chopsticks and the illustrations in our encyclopedia back in my early teens. I am not even sure I am doing it right right but I do manage to knit and purl through a piece as I go along with even stitches now.
To make up for my lack of skills in doing stitches, I’ve taken to working with fancy yarns and a variety of larger needles.
It takes a little imagination to “see” how a piece will come out after I finish knitting it, but I try to focus on the colors and texture.
Mostly, I get lucky. This winter has been very productive — two scarves done! I’m also working on “fixing” two other previous pieces, and I’m looking forward to that.
I like knitting because it’s very relaxing for me, and I like receiving compliments from people who notice the unique colors and texture of the pieces I wear when I do. My fallback piece is a native woven scarf from Baguio care of “Narda’s”, a famous native weaver in the Mountain province, and it’ll come in handy as it starts to get warmer. Still need to bundle up, though.