I've been wanting to learn to knit for quite sometime. Most of the women I've met in this area knit. Of course we've got to find something to do indoors for winter here as subzero temps are very common for winter. Brrrrr…..
So I looked through tons of knitting books and even tried to learn from them……
My oldest daughter tried to teach me……..
no luck. I just didn't quite get it.
Who'd of thought those little sticks would be so intimidating?
And then at our homeschool co-op I mention my blunders….
That's where Deb comes in……
"Come sit, I'll show you" she says…
She shows me how to cast on and knits the first row for me….
"Now you do it".
I goof it all up.
She laughs and shows me again…. going super slow this time….
And then a few minutes later I have 3 rows done.
Their bumpy. Their too tight.
But I knit.
Now I just have to get started as soon as I get home so I don't forget.
That very day I get a wonderful present from my mom. She knew I had wanted to learn to knit and so she and a few of her "knitter" friends went and picked out a bag, needles, yarn and a book for me. A perfect birthday gift. I love it!
So I get started with this lovely wool and I cast on by myself! Woo-hoo. And then I get bored with knitting every row…… so I figure out how to purl. It's going to be a scarf. It's bumpy and uneven and I love every little stitch of it.
What next? A hat? A sweater? My friend Theresa makes the most lovely little mittens…. I don't think I'm ready for mittens!
But over the next few weeks as our kids practice theater 2 evenings a week for their homeschool co-op…… a few of us moms meet to knit. The dad's keep the littlest ones and we knit and talk and talk and knit. It's so lovely to feel this connection to the women around me. Homeschoolers, mothers, knitters.