Learn How to Knit:
They also offer quite a library of free knitting patterns for beginners as well as those with more advanced skills.
A simple knitting pattern and a pair of large needles means the project will go quickly, too — always encouraging, when you’re getting into a new craft for the first time!
Maybe you’ve heard that charities and hospitals all over the world need an endless supply of tiny warm hats hats for premature newborn babies? Or maybe you’re expecting a “new arrival” of your own and getting the nesting instinct?
The BBC’s Sideways Knitted Baby Cap pattern is free, and it’s quick and easy for even a newbie knitter.
The Victoria & Albert Museum has a fabulous “online exhibition” (under Fashion, Jewellery and Accessories” section, all about knitting.
For inspiration, read other people’s stories of learning to knit and get inspired by the knitted works on view — or post your own to show and share. (Tip: check out all the wonderful free knitting patterns from the 1940s!)