Sunday, July 29, 2012

At the Beginning

I learned to crochet first, while still in college and then to knit about a year or so later.  Knitting daunted me at first.  The concept of using two needles, being unable to just rip it apart and start again in the middle of a row like crochet just baffled me.  But everything I had seen made with knitting was so pretty, I had to give it a shot. 

I was working third shift at a call center at the time, so there was quite a bit of down time between calls.  One night, I was able to read a paperback book from start to finish in my eight hour shift!  Anyway, a co-worker knew the basics of knitting so she taught me on a couple of those late night shifts. I was immediately addicted, enough so that I immediately went to my local Jo Ann Fabrics to by a pair of knitting needles and some yarn.  Of course, I had no idea what I was doing so I bought a pair of size 2 straight needles, which I didn’t end up using for almost five years.  I keep them as a reminder of how na├»ve I was at first!

I have loved knitting for five years now, and it’s become a big part of my life.  If more than a day or two goes by where I can’t knit, I get very fidgety!  I’ve learned so much, and while I still have more to learn, I want to start sharing with others.  As my passion for creating and designing develops, I want to share the joys and challenges with others. 

Coming soon, my current works in progress and my first attempts at pattern design…