Here is the thing though. If you can make a knit stitch. And you can make a purl stitch. And okay, maybe fix a dropped stitch. Then YOU can make anything. Honestly. YOU can.
The hardest thing about knitting is reading the pattern. And I guess actually knowing what it means. However, if you have someone that can help you decipher a pattern, then you can make anything.
The first thing I ever knit was a sweater. I learned how to cast on, knit and purl, all within that first project. My mother helped me and I actually had her sitting next to me every step of the way. (Blessed and lucky, I know.) I was in college on my three week winter break. Cold weather in Florida meant movie time and okay maybe I should learn to knit time. I did. And actually headed back to college wearing my new sweater.
So, I say, don't let a project intimidate you. If you have someone that can help, then go for it.
Last weeks cookie: Lemon-poppy seed wafers. Powdered sugar optional. But playing with powdered sugar and wearing white lips is fun. (Crazies.)
1 cup unsalted butter, softened :: 3/4 c sugar :: 2 egg yolks :: 2 Tbls lemon peel :: 1 tsp vanilla extract :: 1 1/2 c flour :: 1/4 cup poppy seeds
Cream butter, sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg yolks, lemon peel, vanilla. Gradually beat in flour and seeds. Place dough on wax-paper. Fold paper over and form log. Refrigerate for 1 hour or freeze for 30 minutes. Cut dough into 1/4 inch thick slices. Place on cookie sheet about 1 inch apart. Bake at 350˚ for about 15 minutes.