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I learned to crochet at age 8 yrs; taught by my...
Created By: Magali Domingo

I learned to crochet at age 8 yrs; taught by my mom's sister. My aunt was very good explaining how to and when to. At age 38 I had a nerveous breakdown; I over comed it with medication; however, I did not return to work.... One day I went to my city library and browsing through discarted books; I found an old craft book. I purchased it for .25 cents; it had from macrame, tatting, painting,KNITTING, and crochet. I inclined to learn to knit by myself. I took me a week of re-reding the cast on instructions; I went to Wal-Mart got me a pair of needles and a ball of yarn (4 ply)...I started to cast on...did a good lenght of knit rows (garter) and and then the stockinette stitch in the same block ... it was taking me a long time to knit. I was very slow and clumsy and my yarn was alway loose hanging somewhere.... it was pretty bad looking piece... my mom saw me knitting and was happy for me due to knitting had brought me mental stability. It was a THERAPY for me. She advised me to hold my yarn and carry it just the way I did for crochet; she does not know how to knit; she is a crochetter; so she said that it might be easier and faster.... what do you know....I held my yarn with my left hand and voila! I was knitting much faster my tension got even and looked nicer. I went through the process to complete my first block... Went back to that old book and learned how to bind off. I did scarves for my kids, my nephews, nices. Allin stockinette stitch. I went shopping for mor yarn, more needles in different sizes, and for modern books and magazines... So far I have done projects, like sweaters, blouses, shrugs, ponchos, and sock's. I taught myself to knit cable, lace, increase and decrease. I feel that knitting is a way to calm my anxiety, makes my soul, brain, and body be in harmony. My family have nice homemade garments. And feel like a normal person. I still take my medications but by knitting I complete my therapeutic sessions.

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