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A Knitter for Life
Created By: Carol Holtz

I learned to knit when I was about 9 or 10 from my German grandmother. She was a wonderful woman who would knit and crochet wonderful things. I saw how peaceful she was while she was knitting. I don't recall what some of those first projects were, but it really does not matter now.



As I grew up and went to college, my knitting took a back seat but once I married, I picked up the needles again and made many things for my children, friends, and myself. Over the years, I have dabbled in other handcrafts. I tried cross stitch, needlepoint, and about 10 years ago tried my hand at rug hooking. I enjoyed it but found it to be very involved with all the dying of the yarn and very, very expensive. After my foray into rughooking, I decided that knitting was the one for me. Since that time, I have only knitted. I joined a knitting group and learned a lot about the craft that I never knew. Some of their projects were really amazing. But something was missing. I noticed that with the group the thing I enjoyed the most was knitting for charity. I got involved with Afghans for Afghans, a national charity organization that collects knitted garments for children in Afghanistan. I also began knitting for Guidepost magazine. I loved it. Since that time, my church started a Prayer Shawl ministry group and we have taught many people how to knit and crochet who had never held a needle before. My husband, who is in poor health, has spent many, many days in the hospital and whenever I go I take my knitting. It has gotten me through some very difficult times. Knitting is a wonderful, relaxing, and meditative hobby. It helps me to focus on the present moment. As I reflect back on my life, knitting has always been there for me and has been one of the threads that has held my life together through good times and bad.


 
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