http://www.dayanaknits.com/2017/03/5-Tips-For-Better-Intarsia-Kaffe-Afghan-KAL.html I knew about knitting back backwards, but those bobbins do bring intarsia from the no-never-again-I-did-a-plaid-sweater-in-the-early-’90’s to, hmmm, maybe world.
You may not homeschool, but if you craft, you have stuff. I laughed so hard over this post, so did my husband, so did my mom. http://melissawiley.com/blog/2017/03/22/kon-mari-homeschooling-moms/
I don’t write fiction, but the process of getting stuck making something is familiar. http://www.pcwrede.com/refusing-problems/
Theresa is following her plan admirably, lots of information on how, why, what do to to fit petites in knitting. https://canaryknits.com/2017/02/28/knitpetiteproject-how-to-identify-your-petite-fit-needs/
And finally, my old favorite video for starting to knit – your arms will thank you and the gurgling baby is sweet.