I took a class to learn how to do magic loop knitting. I foolishly opted to try it with yarn another friend picked out. (Do you sense a pattern here?) She wanted chocolate brown socks with orange stripes.
You try learning how to knit something on Size 1 slippery Addy Turbos using chocolate brown yarn. "Black cat at midnight" was how the teacher described it. I couldn't see a thing.
I persevered and got moving along, though it really hurt my hands. I got close to the heel and had the friend try on the sock. "It's too big," she said.
Now do you sense a pattern?
I stopped knitting for eight months.