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Five Month-Long Project, Complete!

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Crafting ImpulsesEvery once in a while, I get in a crafting mood. Around my sophomore year of college, I suddenly thought it would be a fantastic idea to start a scrapbook of my Bryn Mawr College experiences. I had boxes full of ticket stubs, flyers, and photos -- all sorted by semester into manila envelopes -- that I was going to turn into tangible memories. I finally finished the monstrous thing a full four years after I started. See? Looking for something a bit less intense, I turned to knitting.Knitting ProgressionI tried (and failed) to learn how to knit a couple of times. The last time (post-scrapbook), I decided that it was a skill that I would master. It wasn't going to be a hobby, it was going to be an experiment in skill acquisition. Armed with knitting needles, cheap yarn and a few hours, I turned to the most patient instructor I could find.I turned to YouTube. YouTube is an excellent teacher -- it never tires of repeating instructions. If you're looking for a low-co…