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Just Like Her
Created By: Ashley Inglis

From the time that I can remember, my Dad's mom, my grandmother, had always had a knitting project going. My parents, my brother, and I had several of those finished projects in the forms of mittens, sweaters, and winter hats. Whenever I would spend a week or a weekend with them, she would always sit in her recliner at night and knit. I was so intrigued by it, but I was so young that I couldn't be bothered to learn.

But when I was in the Third Grade, a whopping nine years of age, I decided that I wanted to learn, and one day when I was at my grandparent's house, I told Gram that I wanted to learn, so she sat me down in a chair next to her recliner, and started to teach me. There's even a photograph floating around of it. I started knitting a pair of gloves on straight needles out of a book of patterns that Gram had (she gave it to me that day) in horrid shade of pink. Needless to say, I gave up on those mittens the next day. It was so boring, just the same stitches over and over again. I ended up finding the unfinished glove a few months ago and had a chuckle over it as I ripped it out to retrieve the needles that I needed for another project.

It wasn't until about two years ago or so when I really started picking up the needles again. I missed knitting when I would watch Gram knit, and I loved some of the yarns that were out there. Unfortunately, I loved it a bit too much and ended up giving myself tendinitis in a rush to get projects done for last Christmas. But I haven't stopped knitting, I love it too much. I've gotten myself to a point where if I'm just sitting and watching a movie, I have to be knitting because I feel like I'm wasting time!

I even started writing a knitting column for my college's newspaper/magazine, and Gram was so happy to hear about it, and every time it's published, she requests a copy of the magazine so she can read all of my articles, including "Back To Spool".

Not too long ago, I was working on a project while I was visiting my grandparents, when Gram started watching me. I looked up at her and grinned when she said, "You knit just like I do."

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