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How Knitting Effects Us All
Created By: Kari Falk

I don't remember when I began knitting. I am sure my mother taught me when I was in Junior High. My younger sisters are both knitters and when we get together at holidays we always have our projects with us. I still have the first sweater I made, a turquoise ribbed sweater that even still fits(and that was more than 40 years ago)! When I got my first job, I made a long sweater out of wool, but I never liked it, so I put it in the back of my closet until recently when I felted it. But the time I really remember my true desire to knit was when I was pregnant with my daughter 22 years ago. I had some yarn laying around, being a weaver, and I picked up a pair of needles and made up a vest. Of course, I still have that one also. When I was on Medical Leave a few years ago, knitting kept me busy and sane! About six years ago I began a Fibers/Weaving class for my 8th grade students. This was before the "knitting craze". Their first project was learning to knit a square. When enough squares are made, I sew them into an afghan and donate it to the local charity group. There are students that continue to knit, one boy even takes his knitting to his High School science class, where he knits while listening to lectures. Other students have taught their mothers to knit. Most of my students don't realize how the things they learn in my class can be important in their life, but they realize years later. Then tell me proudly of their accomplishments. That is the most wonderful feeling, knowing you have made a difference in someones life.

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