A Warm Pastime


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I learned to knit when I was about 10.  I was fascinated then, but there was no money for yarn and other equipment, so I didn’t go any farther with it then.  Later, though, after I was married, I picked up the craft and  indulged in lovely yarns, needles, and several other helpful tools.

Knit and crochet are ancient, time-honored crafts that bring me a great deal of satisfaction and pleasure.  I love the feel of the yarn in my fingers.  I enjoy the rhythm of the stitching.  I love seeing a pattern take shape and something beautiful begin to grow from the simple needles and a skein of yarn. It’s amazing, really.

My hands and fingers aren’t as nimble as they used to be.  My eyes are also not as keen and I find it more difficult these days to follow pattern directions.  I’ve never been one of those talented people who can create something as they go, not needing a pattern to follow.

Still, lately, I’ve been getting the knitting itch.  Maybe it’s because the winter weather looms, and knitting is such a warm  thing to do in the winter. I have some other projects to tend to, though, and I probably won’t do much knitting this winter.

I have a couple of warm, bulky sweaters that I like to wear when it’s really cold. Trouble is, they’re so warm that I get too hot, so they spend most of the winter in my drawer.  They would have been more useful when we lived in Michigan or Minnesota, where it gets down to sub-zero temps and stays there for weeks at a time.

Well, I’m rambling.  I’ll close with this:  If you’ve ever thought you’d like to learn to knit, You Tube is a great resource. You can learn everything from the most basic to the most complicated aspects of knitting.

Try it.  You may like it 🙂



8 thoughts on “A Warm Pastime

  1. I like crochet but rarely do anything. Before i knew i was pregnant in my daughter, i bought white yarn and new crochet needle. After i knew, i made her a beautiful blanket. It might be one of the nesting instincts in pregnancy.
    Thanks for sharing and all the best

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  2. Sarah Ann

    My husband likes chunky knits, then complains they are too warm. I’m currently finishing of an Aran for him and wonder how may times he’ll actually wear it 🙂 And I finally learnt to crochet this year, so you can guess what everyone’s getting for Christmas presents.

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  3. Cynthia Vile

    I just learned how to crochet in early September. I have only made one blanket and am working on my second. I love doing it. I have been watching you tube to try to do more than just single crochet LOL. I still have an afghan that my grandmother made me 35 years ago.

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