Knitting started for me back in 1997 - before the current knitting craze took root in our society and the out shoots of spinning and weaving pulled me into their influence. Almost 18 years ago - amazing.
|Same pattern that I made for mom. |
It fit mom perfectly.
I still have this sweater. It will always
be with me and it will be worn by me.
I learned to knit as a reaction to a stress filled management job of 7 years. Those years were filled with long days and long long weeks. It got so crazy that it would take me 3 work days to prepare for vacation, and 3 vacations days to unwind from work. Oh, most of that crazed life style was my own doing. But you know it is bad when you are living and breathing a job - no hobbies, no reading for fun, friends and family time shrinking, lists upon lists of things to remember and do - all job related.
So it probably is no surprise that in 1997 it all came to a screeching halt. I quit that job without having another job in place. Oh, I was professional about it ... giving them four months notice, but I had an end date ... a light at the end of the tunnel ... and I was making my escape. Thankfully I had a husband who understood.
And then I found knitting.
Actually I asked my husband about maybe taking a 7 week "learn to knit" class at my local yarn store and it was a pricey class. He agreed with the statement, "Why not. It is cheaper than therapy." Hmm ... guess he saw that I was reaching critical mass in that job too.
|A special picture of mom, my sister and I (L to R.).|
And my sweater is the Central Park Hoodie - a
fun sweater to knit and wear.
|The start of my current shawl project with beads on the ends.|
|A cable and lace poncho I knitted for my daughter.|
It was an great design starting at the bottom of the
poncho and decreasing your way up to the neck.
|Rigid Heddle Loom - a cozy kind of activity.|
I enjoy the process and will do this again and again.
Just not right now - the knitting needles call.
|A lace and bead shawl I made for my daughter that almost killed me with frustration.|
I swore more during this project than any other in 17 years.
And I pledged I would never do anything life this again.
The knitting life for me!