I was thinking about fiber art and what I would do to fit into this category. I realized that I already knit. I wanted to expand on my knowledge of knitting and I have always wanted to make a knitted hat. My boyfriend was worried that I might turn into a cat woman, to which I responded with " I don't even like cats, and I am allergic." I wanted to teach myself how to do this on circular needles. This was difficult as I had no idea how to knit beyond a simple straight stitch. I can't even purl. Perhaps that will be the next task. However, I watched a youtube video on the basics and went from there. The video is shown below. I liked learning from the videos because I could stop, pause , and rewind the video without feeling like I was bothering the instructor. Maybe there is a future for this tactic in university teaching:).
It actually took me a few tries to get it to link up right and then I also realized that the needle length came in different sizes as well as different needle sizes. I found out that the reason it was so difficult the first time was that the string was too long and so once I bought shorter needle length, the stitches worked much better. I was very happy with the results and it is actually quite relaxing.