Monday, April 26, 2010

Knit & Crochet Blog Week

It seems like a new tradition is starting as we speak. The first Knit & Crochet Blog Week!

Today's subject (day 1) is how and when did we begin knitting?

I started knitting again in February 2006. I say "again" because I learned to knit when I was a kid: knit and purl. My mom would cast on and I would go on. Also, in high school, I took knitting and knit a whole sweater! Again, my mom would cast on for me and I would do the knitting. There was no shaping for this sweater, the yarn was not really nice and it stayed in a drawer until it disappeared I can't remember how... Also, I did not feel like knitting anything else after that semester.

Then, one morning in 2006 (a Saturday) I woke up thinking about a lady I worked with who told me a few times that she enjoyed knitting. I wondered if I could remember how this was done. For no reason, I felt like I had to go to a book store and buy a knitting book. It was Knitting for Dummies. I thought that it ought to be perfect! Then, I went to a sewing store and asked for beginner yarn and needles! The lady recommended a skein of Partner in blue and 4 mm needles!

Since then, it has become a great hobby for me! I think that the more I knit the more enthousiastic I get about it!

Have a great Knit & Crochet Blog Week!


Chantal Boucher said...

Super intéressant ta rencontre, ou ta seconde rencontre, avec le tricot!!

Chantal Boucher said...

Merci pour la plogue: je participe maintenant moi aussi à la super semaine des blogueuses-tricoteuses!

Janet said...

Did you find that when you started knitting again, it felt natural and familiar? I think our hands/brains must remember . . . I'm glad you started knitting again, Maryse!