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I have known how to knit since I was 8 but only...
Created By: B Beverly

I have known how to knit since I was 8 but only ever did scarves or wash clothes. I always wanted to learn how to knit sweaters and socks but just thought it would be way to difficult.

I am a home schooling mom and about 3 years ago a friend asked if I would teach her girls to knit. I love to share and teach so I said yes. Well, since all I had ever done was just knit and pearl I thought it might be helpful if actually knew what I was about to teach so I bought a book with a variety of washcloth patterns with a heart motive. This was fantastic! It taught many things that I did not know before and they were not hard at all.

I must add real quick that my eldest daughter who is now 24 is a phenomenal knitter and crocheter. She took private lessons and is quite the speedster!

Anyways, the class was fantastically successful and so it gave me the courage to venture out into the sweater world. I had some wool yarn left over from a scarf for another daughter and quick found a pattern for a simple baby sweater. I knit it up and have been hooked ever since!

Previously, I have dabbled in all kinds of crafts but quickly loose interest and drop one for the next fun project.

I am now reformed and am solely a knitter! I knit whenever I can but the most convenient time is while traveling in the car to and from church. We have about a half hour drive and it amazing what I can accomplish in that time. I truly don't go anywhere without my little basket and it is so convenient that baby sweaters are so small and quick to knit. I have made about 30 different sweaters and am currently working on 3.

Recently I taught another gal to knit and we are truly kindred spirits in that she has fallen as madly in love with knitting as I have. This weekend we are hitting the road for 2008 LYS tour called "Destination: Yarn" We live in the Puget Sound in Washington and there will be 24 shops to visit!

My largest project while traveling so far was while visiting Prince Edward Island for my 25th anniversary. I knitted a quite complicated baby dress, hat and booties. My husband and seat mates heard the swish, swish of my knitting needles for 6 hours solid. that comvined with the drive time as we toured the island enabled me to complete this special gift for a dear friends new baby girl.

Have made 3 prayers shawls using Lion Brands Homespum and they are so comfortingly soft!

Finally, my daughter and I just finished an afghan for my non-knitting daughter for a wedding present. It was apple green and wonderfully warm and soft!

Love to Knit, Bev

Pictures maybe to come...

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