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Barn Knitter of Another Kind
Created By: Kit Wilson

Barn Knitter of Another Kind

As a single young woman in the 70s, I crocheted many a belt, top, hat, shrug and mini-dress, but I did not knit. These hands cannot maintain even tension, no matter how I try. Everything changed in the late 80s: my daughter was born horse-mad, and by the time she was 9, I spent hours and hours each week watching her learn to handle and ride her horse. How to keep my own hands busy?

I took a folding chair to the teaching stable, plus a protective bag of nubbly bulky yarn, a forgiving pattern for a pullover, some very large knitting needles and got hooked: over the next few years, many a lovely sweater, shawl and scarf collected the fine dust from the stable as it took shape.

My skills grew alongside my child's, and even though I still have uneven tension, it no longer matters: designing and creating knitted garments is my joy. Over twenty years later, two of those first barn sweaters are still part of my wardrobe, and -- with their knitted shoulder pads removed these days --as cosy as can be.

Best of all, sititng in that barn with my needles, I learned never to let perfectionism stand in my way. Now retired, I am joyfully immersed in making art! And knitting knitting knitting, of course.

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