Starting Out – Knitting and Crochet Blog Week Day 1

Categories: General Disarray
Comments: 4 Comments
Published on: April 26, 2010

For some reason I have lost my mind and decided to try participating in the Knit and Crochet Blog week that Eskimimi has started, and the topic du jour is *drumroll please*

Starting Out

How and when did you begin knitting/crocheting? was it a skill passed down through generations of your family, or something you learned from Knitting For Dummies? What or who made you pick up the needles/hook for the first time? Was it the celebrity knitting ‘trend’ or your great aunt Hilda?

Well I did already talk about this very subject in my first post, but I guess I can expound on it a bit.

For instance, I know that my grandmother did knit, but only because my mom tells me she did, I do not remember at any time actually seeing her do it. My mom mostly crochets, and I never did develop a taste for that (but I can, kinda, in a pinch). Mom is doing a bit of knitting these days though! She’s been working on a cabled bag and doing a lovely job of it.

Like most knitters I know I too have always been a crafty girl. I’ve always had some kind of crafty/artsy thing going on and I imagine I always will. My latest kick right before I took up knitting was making jewelry, and as evidence I present the following image.

I picked up the needles on a whim, and it was only a few weeks before that I’d seen a pattern for a cute penguin and said to my boyfriend “wow I’d love to make that,  as IF I’d ever knit!”  I mostly learned by watching the videos on, and then started combing the net for cool patterns to try, and then I joined Ravelry and it was all over.  Now I’ve published and sold my own pattern and I have more in the works and there isn’t a day that goes by that I’m doing something related to knitting.  Even my sewing and jewelry making have drifted into the knitting zone, since I sew project bags and knitting totes and I’ve made pretty stitch markers.

So now I’ve been knitting for over 2 years, and there is no end in sight. I’ve met the best people and had some of the best times of my life because I bought those cheap Boye needles and a couple balls of some Lion Brand novelty yarn.

Now that you’ve read my contribution, why not check out other blogs that are discussing this same topic?

  1. MsLindz says:

    And to think… if you never picked up those needles and got brave enough to come to knit group (and if I hadn’t been brave enough to go too!), we never would have met!

    Pretty jewelery. You make some great knitting bags! I love mine :)

  2. Ninja says:

    That jewelry is gorgeous! is an incredsible site. I was introduced to it a week after I had started knitting, and it was a godsend.

    Your knitting work is awesome, I can’t believe you’ve only been knitting for two years! Keep it up!

  3. annmarie says:

    I laughed out loud at your opening. Blog Week is coinciding with a very intense time at work. Whatever. I’m taking some of that work stress and channelling it into writing. ;)
    Nice work on the jewelry, btw. :)

  4. Andi says:

    I love that you made all of your crafts work together.

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