I’ve always been drawn to the fiber arts. As kids we always had a project of some sort in the works- sewing, embroidery, needlepoint, cross stitch… And Mom had her trusty Singer Golden Touch & Sew permanently set up and ready for action.
Grandmother was a persistent if uninspired knitter and we would each receive a pair of knit booties and mittens every year for Christmas.
Over the years I tried my hand at knitting several times, but it never “took”. I would get frustrated, didn’t know how to undo mistakes without completely unraveling my work, tension would be all over the place. In short, knitting was a very stressful endeavor and not something I enjoyed. I preferred to sit in my sewing room and listen to the purr of my machine as I created quilts, clothing, and various home décor projects. Or the calm of cross stitch and hand applique while watching TV with my growing family in the evenings.
But I have always LOVED yarn. The colors, the textures, the various fibers, and the look of knitted items. So this fall my sister convinced me to try knitting again.
I started small with some inexpensive yarn from my local Walmart and a basic washcloth pattern (You can find the free pattern here.)
And I love it!!!
If you haven’t tried knitting, or it intrigues you but you can’t seem to quite get it. Don’t give up! Persistance is the key.