How long have you been knitting?

I’m often asked if I’ve been knitting a long time. I can’t come up with an answer because I don’t remember a time when I haven’t had knitting needles in my hand. I can remember as a young kid sitting and knitting at family get togethers, knitting at school, and knitting in the evening while watching tv. (Knitting at family get togethers allowed me to sit quietly and listen to adult conversations😜).

As I got older, I picked up crocheting. The infamous granny square afghan was one of my most crocheted projects. I used that beautiful Red Heart acrylic yarn from the local department store (Bradleys or Zayers – anyone remember those stores?). There was something mesmerizing as the stitches developed and the afghan grew into a bigger square.

Through college, and early married life, my knitting took a back seat. I knit sporadically, but I accomplished an Irish Knit afghan which I still have.

While expecting, and after I had children, I got back into serious knitting. My evenings were spent knitting for my three children, my nieces and nephews. Baby stuff works up so fast and gives instant gratification! I admit, sometimes bed time came a bit early, so I could sit and get some knitting done in peace and quiet.

Now I have the pleasure to knit for three wonderful grandchildren and a great nephew. My knitting carries on.

How long have you been knitting?

On my needles:

Keeping with the Halloween theme, I am experimenting with some color work.

My Geogradient mkal. This is one side of clue 2. I have a feeling this knit will not happen in the time line given, but that’s ok. I don’t think the knitting police will show up at my house!

In the store:

Come into the shop and check out our new Kiogu pencil case sets and paint can sets.

And we have some great crafting sets for needle felting, friendship bracelets, and dyeing kits.

Happy knitting!

3 thoughts on “How long have you been knitting?”

  1. Hi there, though I didn’t start knitting seriously until I was 22, I had a couple of earlier forays into crocheting and knitting when I was 16 and 17, before the birth of the first baby in our immediate family. I’m now in my 60’s and I’ve been busy knitting for my grandkids. I just completed a pumpkin hat for my grandson, knitted in Lamb’s Pride worsted. He looks so cute in it!🥰 ( I would share a photo but his parents are limiting his presence online.)

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