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In Another Life
Created By: Laura L.

I learned to knit as an adult in my early thirties, which is kind of sad to think that I lost a good 20 years that I could have been knitting!

There was always something inside me that kept prodding me to learn to was as if I had loved knitting in another lifetime and had to learn it all over again in this one.

I was walking to my car in our hometown one day when I chanced upon 'The House of Yarn' which was one half of a twin house converted into an oh so cozy yarnshop! I geared up my courage and walked in and the rest is history, so to speak! :)

The colors, the books, knitting needles, bags, etc. just about overwhelmed me and I can still remember asking the lady who came over to ask if I needed help, "do you give knitting lessons here", to which she responded a resounding "YES".

Molly was my teacher and what a fabulous way she had of getting things across to her students and making it seem easy. She was left handed but had taught herself how to teach right handers as well, talk about talented.

The soul of patience, she showed me how to make a cable down the center of my mitten which was my very first handknit item. I still remember the yarn was a lime green and I felt so proud of myself when I could finally hold the needles in a somewhat confident manner. After that, I was off and running and later on Molly also taught me to crochet. The yarn shop closed it's doors about 4 years later which was a very sad day for me.

Sadly, no one in my family can knit or crochet so it's been a solo love affair which my family just doesn't 'get', but then it really doesn't matter if they get it or not. I do and I love both crafts to this day. If by any chance, you're reading this, a very big thank you to Molly---I'll never forget you.

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