If you are looking for a new hobby to spend some extra time in a nice way while killing the boredom, knitting is a very nice and productive one to start off with. It not only allows you to enhance your creative skills and innovativeness but also rewards you with some nice knitted stuff. In addition to this, knitting has known to be able to improve memory and reduce stress. So you may take a start by learning about vintage knitting patterns.
First of all you need to learn what type of a learner you are. Try out reading stuff and watching some tutorials. Then go for what looks more compelling and understanding. Then you need to buy some basic supplies in order to start off with vintage knitting patterns. As a starter, you would be needing a few basic knitting needles and a few balls of high quality woolen yarn. Keeping the stuff in a bag is recommended as you do not need to worry about losing anything then.
After gathering up the required stuff, it is now time for practicing some basic stitches. Do not rush to start a project. Develop some fluency with the basic stitches and practice till you are good. After learning about the basics, you need to know how to maintain the consistency of your stitches by learning how to maintain tension.
That is pretty much all with the basics. Now you need to start off with a simple and small project.