Somewhere along the lines of 5 years ago I decided to teach myself to crochet. Borrowed a book and a video from the library, bought some yarn and hooks and set to work.
Learning the basic stitches wasn't too bad at all, but when I moved on to my first project, I ended up with a curly-edged, wobbly, over-sized hot mat instead of the hat I was trying for. And that was with a pattern.
Not knowing how to fix my mess, I quickly caved to frustration and put it all away.
A couple of years later I pulled it all out to try again, but this time never moved beyond reviewing the basic stitches and making a few chains.
Now I am starting to feel the itch again, but I am also turning an eye towards knitting. I sure would like to master one of these arts some day, but don't know where to start or which to choose.
What about you? Do you knit? Crochet? Both? How did you learn? What do you make? Do tell!