It was about three years ago when I picked up my knitting needles. Prior to this, I had not knit in quite a long time, primarily because I didn’t know any other knitters, and knitting just isn’t as much without knitting friends. In addition, my friends, at the time, always made fun of me when I knit while they were all drinking, smoking and playing cards. Drinking and smoking were never my scene and I have always like to stay busy, even while playing cards.
The reason I picked up the needles again was because one of my dear friends happen to mention one day that she always wanted to learn to knit, which meant I would have at least one knitting friend. So we embarked on the journey together.
I have since made lots of knitting friends and learned a lot in the process of knitting with other knitters. In addition, over the last three years I have taught at least 5 people to knit and re-introduced knitting to at least three others, and have enjoyed sharing my passion for knitting with my friends and making new friends along the way.
When I first picked up the needles again I was an experienced beginner at best. Although I had known how to knit for many, many years, I had never technically finished a project. I had completed one sweater through seaming, but since I didn’t take the time to do a gauge swatch before embarking on the project, it didn’t fit when I was done.
This leads me to where I am going. Since starting this blog I have wanted to gear it more towards a helpful tool for all knitters. So in the weeks, months, and possibly years to come, in addition to sharing information about my personal knitting, I will be using this blog to post articles about knitting. Everything from where to start to specific techniques. I hope the information I share will be as helpful to you as it has been to me, and if there is anything specific you would like to learn about please feel free to propose a topic.
First on the agenda will be where to start for beginners. Watch for this post in the next week or so.