The goal is to make Christmas stockings. Ones just like my sister and I have. Lots of patterns, colors, and our initials at the top.
The reality is a pretty daunting. I asked my mom to teach me. "Sure, Boo. You just do this." Followed by fingers flying. Thanks mom. Maybe one more time...or a dozen more times.
Knitting is completely different from crochet...the language, the hand movements, the control. It also requires more concentration. There is no hook on the end to keep the yarn under control. It's all done by pressing the two needles together. It's slower. Definitely slower.
I'm going to keep plugging along. My oldest asked for a Gryfindor pillow. I made five squares of very basic patterns and stitched them together. That was a great test for me to get more consistent and comfortable with the basic stitches. Immediately, his bother asked for a Ravenclaw pillow.
I plan to use this as a way to learn to change colors in a project. Then...socks. This is a little daunting, but I'll get there. It might be next Christmas, but I'll get there.