As I posted in the first post nobody in my family knitted. But sometime after I took up crocheting in earnest I found a little green book in my mother's stash of sewing books and magazines. I quickly commandeered it for my own. It featured crochet, knitting, embroidery and tatting and all were excellently described and detailed in very accurate drawings. I continued my crochet learning with this dear little book.
I think I was in the 4th grade when I discovered a pair of very slim knitting needles and a ball of soft off-white yarn in my mother's sewing stash. She did not knit and to this day I have not idea why she had this as well as a set of double pointed needles. But I decided that it was all mine and proceeded to teach myself how to knit. Let's just say that I managed to cast on and knit a few rows, but that was as far as I got. I went back to crocheting while wishing that it wasn't so hard to knit because I really wanted to knit.
To make this story short, Blossom was still a small puppy at the time and ate three sets of circular needles and I had to start over even more times. But I knitted while waiting to pick up Jaydon at VBS, I knitted while the twins were born, and I took the knitting bag along on a New England trip. I realized that I needed two more skeins and tracked some down through a shop in Connecticut. Just before Thanksgiving I finished and it was cool enough at Thanksgiving that I was able to proudly wear the shrug.
|These colors are not accurate, it is more of a brown than a blue.|
I am still not a proficient knitter, but I can knit and purl. That's all I need to "do the pointy-stick-thing". I've found that knitting is very relaxing and I can knit even when I'm tired. I cannot, however, rip out knitting and then start back into the pattern.
|W C Mercantile in Navasota, Texas|
|The Tinsmith's Wife in Comfort, Texas|