I was a terrible student in needlework class at school. I preferred gossiping with my best friend or writing notes, instead of learning to sew, knit or embroider.
Last year I accompanied my mother to a sewing class and discovered that I actually had a real talent for sewing and so I started making clothes because I wanted to and not because it was a subject I was forced to take at school.
Now sewing and knitting seem to go hand in hand - I often find knitting patterns in my sewing pattern magazines and of course there is a whole section at my local fabric store devoted to knitting supplies that I have not yet raided.
Today I spotted a knitted floor cushion in a magazine that I really liked and that finally convinced me to start knitting. I have some free time now and I've found this helpful site so here I am. Oh, I should also add that it's winter here and I'm on the lookout for cozy and warm anything. That was probably a factor too
The cushion that caught my fancy: