this past winter i wanted to be more productive while curled up, sipping my hot chocolate and watching christmas movies. i remembered years ago my mom tried to teach me how to knit, and i failed immensely. to this day she loves to remind me that my project looked more like "knotting" than knitting. but now, i am determined to redeem myself as a knitter.
chelsea and i both love knitting. she's been knitting for years, where as i have just recently taken it up and taught myself through the wonders of youtube. many people have ask how i learned, and this particular lady [kristen] was very easy and helpful to follow along with. she has a series for beginners: how to cast on, knit and purl stitch, and casting off. click here to watch her videos!
i told chelsea i was learning to knit, and she excitedly told me she had been working on knitting me a scarf since last winter and was inspired to pick it up again and knit with me. we both agree knitting is such a therapeutic, relaxing but productive activity. it can take your mind off whatever is racing through it and the repetition help you "zone out" and relieve stress.
anytime we are feeling like a bit of an emotional mess, going through a hard time, or just stressed beyond belief, we tell each other to "knit it out!" we've decided to start a series on feel + flourish called just that: knit it out. we will be attempting to learn new stitches [so far we haven't even tried the purl stitch!] and teaching you as we go. we will also include short stories of times we've had to "knit it out".
even if you aren't interested in knitting, we hope you will still enjoy following along as we progress in our craft [try to create something other than a scarf] and share little snip-its of our lives. we really are just girls who sometimes have a lot of feelings and have no other way of dealing with it than texting our bff, eating chocolate, and knitting it out.
x's & o's,