Wow. 25 of these. I thought when I started that I’d only get maybe 10, but here you have it!
I knit because it’s something I can do.
The block printing project was very rewarding but also very taxing, both mentally and physically. I do stuff like that because I like being challenged. I like figuring things out and learning new ways of doing things. I like making things by hand.
Knitting was like that when I started. It frustrated me and made my hand cramp up, so much so that for the first six months I did it, it could only loosely be called “knitting.” It took me that whole six months to finish a garter-stitch scarf (of course, I was doing it wrong, so that didn’t help, but whatever).
Now, though, it’s great. I did the block printing project, and knitting is a total breeze. It’s challenging (because if it wasn’t, I’d get bored) but I have a good foundation for what I do with it, so ultimately it’s learning how to improvise with something I’m pretty good at, instead of learning something totally new, and that’s a huge relief.