Look what I made!
I started learning how to knit last summer and have been making a variety of rectangular things ever since. Over the Christmas holidays, since I would have my very helpful Mom by my side, I decided to try and knit something round. A beret, to be specific. The lovely ladies at my local yarn store helped me track down this easy pattern. After much swearing and argh-ing at the double-pointed needles and my uncooperative hands, I have a grey beret! Pay no attention to the pointy face coming out the bottom and marvel at the slouchy beauty of a month's worth of busy hands.
Knitting contrasts nicely with painting. In knitting, the pattern is already there, it's just a matter of figuring it out and following it. If you do it correctly, it will look how you want it to. Sometimes it's nice not to have to follow someone else's instructions, and then I can paint and take the risk that I will have to sand down a terrible painting.