For a couple weeks now I've been knitting decently for the first time since I first learned as a little girl. I didn't hold on to the art back then and had to re-learn. I've been crocheting for the past four years and love the speed and ease of it. But I've been wanting to make things with a bit more of delicate detail. So I took a short hour long beginner class at the last SCA event I was able to attend. I then started doing easy stitches over and over, row after row, not making anything really. Then I tried a pattern from the back of a scane of yarn to make a lacey dishtowl. It came out well and I learned 3 more stitches. Finding out that the internet has videos for different stitches, I was able to see it being done which was a huge help. Now I'm looking for simple patterns for nice things to wear that are quickly made. I wanted some practice at my new found stitches before doing the project I really want to make. In the meantime I've been searching for the perfect pattern to make what I have in mind. That is how we come to these lovely photos for inspiration. Also the two below are ones I found along the way that made me smile and laugh. I hope to share with you what I've come up with for my hooded cowl when it is complete. As always, happy pinning, crafting & making!