I bought some beautiful new “funky fur” wool to make ponchos, (as I thought) for my grand-daughters. Unfortunately the pattern has proved too much for me. Now if you are someone who knits or crochets you may find this hard to understand. But it is all to do with not knowing the shape of each pattern piece. I could do with some straightforward diagrams as well as written instructions for each row. Anyway, I have now given up and am simply knitting scarves.
Knitting is reckoned to be good for the soul and to ease all sorts of ills. There are men who knit, old ladies who knit and filmstars enjoying the craft. Even Miss Marple knits. That's good enough for me.