I’ve never been a crafty person.

Drawing doesn’t come easy for me. Neither does pottery, sewing, embroidery, flower arranging, painting, or other handicraft. I’m better at words. Speaking. Thinking. Analysis.

Some if this is because I’m left-handed. Some is because I’m just not good.

But either way, I’ve recently discovered something I CAN do. I can knit. I can make scarves, hats, gloves, and more. And it actually looks pretty good. Plus, these items are useful products. They have a purpose.

The knitting loom is responsible for this. Perhaps you’ve seen them at the store, or online. Knitting looms come in plastic rectangles or circles of various sizes and cost less than $20. Many come in packs of several. The best part about them is that knitting looms take the mystery out of stitching. One you learn how to wrap and pull the stitches, you’re off and running. Once you get fast with it, I find it easy to make a scarf or other item in less than a day.

And you know what? It’s extremely satisfying. Each scarf or hat is an item that wasn’t there before. It will provide someone warmth when they need it. And that’s pretty cool.

So, if I can do it, you can, too! Knit on!