Baby Steps - the profound advice in What about BoB?
Each knitting project builds confidence. Yet I am surprised that looking at a pattern I assume it will be too hard. If I can make the leap of faith to just cast on, and take one line of instructions at a time a big surprise delights me. Hey, sez she. I think I can do this!! woo hoo.
So I'm glad to report that I have decided to knit Monkey. Yes, I'm probably the only person knitting socks on Ravelry who has yet to knit this pattern. But more importantly, I found the courage to try.
Feels like a BIG STEP.