- April 9, 2019
My grandmother taught me how to knit when I was about 10 years old. She only taught me 1 stitch and I really only knew how to knit squares and rectangles (coasters and scarves). It wasn't until 2009 when a friend needed a buddy to go to a "Learn how to knit" class that I learned how to purl and really expand my knitting horizon. Since then, I have become a fiber enthusiast (aka yarn hoarder) and an avid learner of knitting techniques. I have taken classes at Stitches West since 2011 which has provided opportunities to learn and practice intarsia, Entrelac, vertical stranding colorwork, Portuguese knitting, knitting in the round and other techniques.
Lately, I have done a lot of charity and gift knitting. I've created quite a few prayer shawls, hats and quick knits. However, I always have a personal project, usually a shawl, hanging out and ready for me to knit a few rows while on a long car ride or airplane trip. And I LOVE MKALs! I like following instructions and trying to figure out what I'm knitting as I am creating it. That love of mysterious creating also fuels my desire to test knit. I have test knitted for a designer in the past and loved trying to figure out the pattern, communicating with the designer and providing detailed input.