I've finally decided to knit my first sweater. I've been looking through my knitting magazines, and online for an easy pattern, and always changing my mind. I know this is a wierd thing to admit, but I battle depression and anxiety, and sometimes the thought of a big project overwhelms me, causing me to back away from it.
Anyway, my sister was over last night for a visit, and she helped me pick a pattern. She doesn't knit, but she has sewn clothing, and knows about garment construction. We found a pattern in one of my older issued of Creative Knitting, that she said would be great for a first garment project, because it's just two pieces (a front and back) knitted then seamed together. At first I started all my mind games I always play...."what if I can't do it?" "What if it doesn't fit?" "What if it fit, but looks horrible on me?"....She said to stop worrying about it, and just do it. If it doesn't fit, just give it to someone else.....So that's what I'm doing...I just started it last night, and I'm actually getting pretty excited about it.
Please, wish me luck...