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My First Knitting Project
Created By: Rankin Cindy

I am a late-comer to knitting. I have tried twice before in my life to learn how to knit. Even my college roommate, who was a Home Ec major and sewed all her own clothes, besides being a knitter, could not teach me to knit. I am left-handed, besides. I work in a public library. One of my former co-workers started a knitting class. We heard "through the grapevine" about a community member who might be interested in teaching interested patrons how to knit on a volunteer basis. So, we got the word out and the knitting classes began meeting once a week. My co-worker who started the class went on to other pursuits, but the knitting class kept meeting. I was not involved in it at the time. The teacher finally asked me about attending the class. I told her that I was not a good candidate for the class, but I was willing to try. She supplied me with knitting needles and yarn and showed me the knit stitch. She had already cast on stitches for me. I took my project on my vacation last summer. I went with my brother-in-law and sister. We visited our Mom and attended our tribe's Greencorn Feast. We camped out. Whenever we had "visiting time", I would pull out my project. By this time, my daughter had given me a really nice tote bag and I had purchased some nice scissors. At our weekly class at the library we exchange new patterns and help each other with stitches. We also have crocheters now. We have the most fun vistiing with each other! Anyway, whenever I had the chance, I would bring out my knitting project at camp. Now, you have to understand, this was my first project, so it had a rather odd shape. The closest thing I can tell you is that it is shaped like a mud puddle, but it is a blue mud puddle. A very pretty bright blue mud puddle. We camped for a week and I worked on it during the car trip back. When I got back to my knitting class, our teacher taught me how to bind off. I knit right handed. I have made six scarves since then. One for my husband, one for my oldest son, two for my daughter, one for my younger son, and one for my Mom. I am working on an Afghan for my oldest son. He is a Green Beret, and I knitting squares of dark green. I am going to make some squares that are tan colored and whip stitch them together. I've already gotten some yarn for my daughter and younger son to make them an afghan each. I look for yarn bargains at the store. I got a huge bag of different colored yarn at Big Lots. I subscribe to several knitting e-newsletters. I look up patterns for my class members. I love to read and I love to knit! I am so glad that I tried again to learn! Oh, my daughter is in college and lives off campus. My "puddle" project is in her apartment, on display. I told her she could set something on it. She likes the color because it is one of her school's colors.

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