In my continuing quest to branch out, I took a class yesterday about how to knit in cable. It was a three hour class, and there were five of us; I was clearly the dunce. I do know the basics, but I guess I was a bit unrealistic when I signed up for this particular class.
Red in the face and sweating profusely from the effort, I did complete the grueling session and succeed in learning how to do a basic cable. Yayz! Of course, everyone else cleverly learned several. Fine. It was progress for me in the knitting department.
My goal is to eventually make a scarf. So far my piece is about one inch long; I should be finished by 2012. Nevermind. The point of this adventure is to attempt activities that are new to me and teach my brain to take new paths. It's never too late; it just takes longer to reach the summit.