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Knitting away time
Created By: Laurie Carwile

I learned to knit when I was a little girl. My Mom taught me & she in turn was taught by her mother. I made purses for my Barbies.

I didn't pick up the needles again for about 20 yrs when my daughter was 6 months old & I started making hats & ponchos for her & her friends.

At that time my husband deployed to Iraq for his 2nd tour. It was horrible. It wasn't the first time we'd been separated but it was the first time after our daughter was born.

I knew that my days would be busy taking care of our daughter but my nights would be lonely once she went to bed. Our time as a couple to talk, relax, watch tv, etc was gone. It was very quiet & I missed him tremendously.

I threw myself into my knitting & what a throw it was! I commited to make ponchos for 8 little girls. Their Moms & I were on the same expecting club online & were meeting up in Atlanta.

I made squares for Warm up America!

I learned how to felt---totally thru trial & error. Much error.

I finally conquered my irrational fear of socks & the dreaded "turning the heel" only to discover how much fun turning the heel really is.

I spent an insane amount of money on yarn. I'm surprised that the yarn companies didn't send me holiday cards!

Night after night, project after project, time flew by. Before I knew it we were at the end of our deployment & my list of finished objects had grown to:

9 blankets (baby & throws)

12 baby hats

26 scarves

19 baby ponchos

4 prs of socks

12 clutches (various sizes)

30 wreath ornaments

4 bell ornaments

12 stuffed animals

1 cell phone cozy

8 felted bags

1 felted wine bottle cozy

21 dish cloths/spa cloths

4 potholders

The best part of all was the night I was sitting on the couch knitting a bag for a KAL & got the call that he was on a plane headed for home & to be at the airfield at 4am the following day.

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