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A lifetime fallback.
Created By: Sally Ingram

I learned to knit from my mother when I was 9 years old. I picked it up occasionally but always during Christmas vacation when my mother and I would shop the yarn sales after Christmas for projects to work on during the vacation. It was a great bonding experience that still makes me want to buy yarn after Christmas.

Over the years I knit and crocheted (self taught) and made clothes for a myriad of great nieces and nephews. I also did other crafts, needlepoint, cross stitch, card weaving and beadwork.

My mother and I bonded again when we required shoulder surgery from too much knitting resulting in a torn rotator cuff and calcium deposits. That put me off knitting until I needed surgery again three years ago at age 57. I had my spleen removed because of a life threatening blood condition. Before surgery they treated me with prednisone, a drug with devastating side effects. My hands and legs shook and I had an amazing amount of energy yet I couldn’t stand or walk for long. I also couldn’t sleep much, so my days were 20 hours long. Knitting again was a balm. I found so many new yarns that didn’t require any delicate hand. My shaking actually made me knit very fast and I produced so many fuzzy scarves I almost had trouble giving them away. Knitting saw me through my recovery from surgery and my weaning off the prednisone.

Now I’m knitting again all the time. There are so many things to make and I have several projects going at once. A new great granddaughter has a whole wardrobe of knitted stuff from great granny and we have a very well dressed dog who likes to model my knitting. I am on to learning more techniques and am fully captivated by lace knitting and felting. I’m also bonding with my daughter-in-law who has taken up knitting recently.

Knitting has always been there for me and really saved my sanity during my health crises and helped me through my mother’s final days.

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