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I learned to knit as a child growing up in...
Created By: Jennifer Macek

I learned to knit as a child growing up in England. My mother taught me when I was probably eight or nine. By the time I was 12 or l3 I was knitting jumpers (sweaters) for myself and baby clothes for my sister's little boy in the United States. Since we did not own a television, knitting and embroidering were a big part of my evenings sitting by the fire and listening to the radio. After coming to the States in 1956 my mother and I were dismayed by the lack of knitting shops and other people who knitted. So we would stock up on yarn when we took holidays in England. Needless to say we were both delighted when the craft became popular here. I have always knitted items for family and friends, however, since retiring about ten years ago I have become a voracious knitter making baby clothes, toys and blankets for family and friends. I have made so many that I have lost count. I also knit sweaters for my myself and my family and for the past couple of years, caps for newborn babies at a local hospital. And Lord knows how many scarves in different yarns and stitches I have created. I knit mostly in the evenings while watching TV but also in the car whenever we take short or long trips. I have also taught other people to knit and am planning to teach my granddaughter in the next couple of years. I derive a great deal of pleasure from being creative and making many new mothers happy with my handknitted gifts. I would probably have to describe knitting as my passion, next to my husband, children and grandchildren.

Unfortunately I have not learned how to attach photos to my e-mails so I cannot show you how many articles I have made from Lion Brand Yarn and patterns. Jennifer Macek

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