D1 (daughter #1) and I took a Knitting 101 class at our local Jo-Ann store. This is part of my "to do" list for this year; sew, knit, canning, etc. We both enjoyed the time together, and had a few laughs at our sorry excuse for knitting. We learned the basic casting on, knitting, purl and casting off stitches. At the end, mine looked like a very bad bookmark! I've been practicing in my spare time, and made D2 a pea green coaster. Just one coaster. Pea green because that's the color yarn they gave us for class. I enjoyed this enough to want to take additional classes, so that's a plus.
I've also continued to practice my sewing skills. I've made two pillows.
Won't my family be surprised when they get pillows and coasters for Christmas next year!