Part of my idea for this year was to level up some of my crafting skills, so I picked a few projects that I wanted to work on. These range from a Raspberry Pi based computer built into a wooden box through to my own version of Captain America’s shield (more on that later).
I did some reading around managing the joint issues I’ve been experiencing with my hands, and it was suggested that knitting would be worth exploring (which had the added benefit of being stress reducing). So after a few false-starts, a lot of YouTube instructional videos and a fair bit of spent yarn, I finally managed to make some reasonable headway:
It’s bizzare how much a mechanical task like knitting can occupy your mind. It’s also crazy how satisfying it is to see a massive bundle of yarn turn into something based only on how you force it to interact with itself. Talking again with my mum, she told me that if any of it did go wrong, you could snip the end off it and unravel it all (which lead me to the realisation that knitting is all about creating massively complicated knots).
Anyhoo… This one will evolve in a particularly predictable fashion. Stay tuned for updates.