Friday, July 10, 2015

New Beginnings and New Found Passion

Recently I discovered I have a passion for knitting.  I know, I know, it shocked me too.  A few years ago I tried my hand at the craft but a few garter projects and one pair of seamed fingerless mitten later, I lost interest.  Fast forward to November 2014.  A friend at work suggested a lunchtime knitting group and I thought, why not.  I had a ribbed scarf that had been hibernating for more than 3 years, so I figured I'd plod through that during lunch and enjoy the company.  Then, something marvelous happened.  I finished the scarf, and tried a dishcloth; finished the dishcloth, tried some seamed stockings for ornaments; finished those and went to mittens, and more mittens, then hats and socks and scarves and more socks and OH MY GOD I'M A KNITTER!  Being entirely self taught, the internet was a Godsend.  The BEST resource I found was VeryPink Knits.  Her YouTube Channel is a treasure trove of basics, techniques, tutorials and answers to questions you never knew to ask.  Of course, Ravelry is also amazing.  I'm very data oriented so having a resource like Ravelry blows my mind.

SO, here I am, 8 months after that first lunch meeting.  I'm having so much fun and learning so many new things I wanted a way to chronicle my journey.  So it begins :)

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