Well, my experiment with knitting half an hour everyday for a month was over yesterday.
I made one more little swatch, that took me a bit over an hour to make. There was a near miss there, when I had 3 stitches pop off the end of my needle. I did manage to get them back on without losing any though. So that is an improvement in my skills.
I do feel more comfortable with the needles than I have in the past. Casting-on and binding-off are easier. I even found myself knitting “Continental” style a few times.
I can’t say that this experiment went as hoped. For one thing, I didn’t knit everyday. My knitting ineptitude doesn’t seem much reduced, I still haven’t figured out how to increase and the “Moss” stitch seems to be completely baffling me (sad this, as I have done it before).
I have decided that I will have at least one knitting project going for the next couple of months. Something easy, like a scarf in garter stitch. Maybe eventually I will attempt a scarf in Moss stitch.
The simple fact remains, I am devoted to my crochet hooks. I love the flow of crochet, and how easy it is for me to change direction or stitch up just about any thing I can visualize. That ease with knitting is many years into the future, if ever, and that’s okay.