Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Where It All Began

A few years ago my Aunt Susie visited from Colorado and I've always felt a likeness to her even though I didn't grow up knowing her well. She made jewelry and was a knitter, and for the first time I really had a desire to learn to knit, too. If anything I thought it might be a great thing to learn even if I didn't do anything much with it.

That fall of 2004 I signed up for a knitting class at the local knitting shop and learned the beginner basics- making squares and learning about cables and such. I think it was love at first stitch. Next I took a hat & scarf class that really took me to the next step at reading patterns and trying different types of stitches. Within that first year of knitting I made a lot of scarves! And I also became pregnant with Gray. I didn't take any more classes until early 2007 where I took a baby sweater class. With each class I've taken, the more confident I feel to try new things on my own. I've become picky about which needles I want to use and very finicky about the types of yarn. Unfortunately, the more expensive, the more likely I'll like it!

I still desire to take a sock class and then would love to knit toys and stuffed animals. We'll see where the new year takes me and my needles!

2 comments:

To Think is to Create said...

I've been swooning over some knitted toys and animals lately, I'd love to take a class with you! :)

Kiki@Seagulls in the Parking Lot said...

Thanks for sharing where it all began. I don't know why knitting and knitted things fascinate me so much! I need to take some classes.