Do you do any other crafts besides knitting? What are they, and did learning to knit come before or after learning these other crafts?
Yes! Unless you count the counted cross-stitch I did in junior high for 4-H, then knitting is the craft that started it all. I tried candle-making (wax and perfume everywhere, and ugh, most perfumes stuff up my nose and make my throat hurt), I tried beading (beads are okay still, but a jeweler I am not), I toyed with ink and rubber stamps, and I haven’t quite given up on my dream of calligraphy, but then I discovered knitting. I have since tried my hand at crochet:
(Pattern: Boy Robot)
(Pattern: Flowers in Snow)
(Pattern: Granny-Square Afghan with wide knitted border)
and some spinning
and I’m experimenting with Blackwork and counted cross-stitch again.
In fact, I’m signed up this term for the Harry Potter Knit/Crochet House Cup, in Ravenclaw. I’m aiming to sit for a Defense Against the Dark Arts O.W.L., and spin my Quidditch plays. So I might be scarce around here for a while.