Now that I've determined to take up knitting in earnest, I'm gathering supplies and making plans. My strategy? The right tools (AKA, actually paying attention to the size of the knitting needles I'm using -- I know, this seems like a no-brainer), and the "right" materials. I know I'll be more inclined to perservere if I'm working with a yarn that I absolutely love.
A yarn like this:
It's an absolutely gorgeous wool and angora blend from Moss Hollowe on Etsy. And when I say gorgeous, I mean it. Surprisingly soft for wool, it's a beautiful grayish brown hue that pictures don't do justice to. To top it off, Moss Hollowe includes the names of the sheep and rabbits with the skein, along with "head shots" -- talk about provenance! I usually ponder and vacillate when making a purchase, but it didn't take me long to make a decision when I encountered this yarn.
With needles, stitch markers, and accessories ready to go, all that's left is to take a deep breath and start.
Wish me luck!