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*
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 knittinghelp.com, 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?