my first hat

my first hat

for some reason I am yet to figure out knitting has been, so far, a kind of obscure science.
although I crochet for a while now, I've always admired the possibilities of knitting: its stitches seem prettier and the clothes one can make with it, as well. unfortunately, every single time I tried it, frustration was the only result. 
therefore, one of this year's resolutions was to learn how to knit, once and for all.

I signed up for a workshop at a studio nearby and, after 4 lessons and a loooooot of fight, here it is: my first knitted piece.

it's a hat made with circular needles and 100% bio wool, filled with mistakes and little flaws where the most important thing was teaching me another obscure science I don't master: patience.
with this project (and another one I am too ashamed to show you guys here) I have learned a bundle of techniques and that loosing a stitch is not that big of a deal. most of all, I have learned that what matters most is not the final outcome but, rather, the road to get there. (am I finally a grown-up?)
there wasn't lack of moments where I could give up, believe me (to start alone I had to undo and cast on at least 7 times) but, this time, determination was the winner and, if for you on that side this is only a simple hat, for me it's the proof I can succeed at whatever I set my mind to. it only takes patience, not giving up and starting over as many times as it takes.
practice makes perfect.

shall we go on to the next project?