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How knitting shaped my life.
Created By: Corene Rodder

I can remember being a little girl (about 8 years old) and being invited to sit and learn to knit with my Grandmother and her friends. I had to be very quiet and good in order to be invited to the "knitting circle". I sat and listened in while this wonderful group of women solved the problems of the world and knit layettes for the local hospitals or blankets for the less fortunate.

As I got older I formed my own knitting circles. I was married to a US Navy man and wherever I went all over the world all I had to do to make a friend was pull out my knitting needles or crochet hook and start working on the latest project.

Eventually I came back home and by that time most of the women in my Grandmother's knitting circle had passed away or were unable to travel. Knitting then became the bond between my Mother, Grandmother and myself. We would knit over coffee every morning and chat about our day.

Now we come to the present. I am 50 years old now. My Mother and Grandmother have passed away. So I started a new knitting circle with friends at work. We are knitting the blanket squares for a local craft store to make blankets for the homeless. It seems like so many people are interested in learning. Our knitting circle has quite a few new students very anxious to learn the art and joy of knitting. I am blessed.

I can feel my Mother and Grandmother smiling.

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