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!


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.