Monday, June 27, 2016

"K" is for...

well Knitting of course!

I was trying to remember how long I've been knitting. I know it is over 10 years - probably more.  I actually knitted a few things when I was around 19 or 20.   But it wasn't "my thing" at that point in time....

I cross-stitched for over 20 years or so - and then it got to where I could not see the "little holes" in the fabric...  Since I had to have some crafting going on - I went back to knitting.  And never looked back!  I eventually got close up lenses and could see to stitch again and did it a bit here and there.  But I haven't cross-stitched in quite awhile.  I think about getting back into it again - and probably will at some point. But right now, my love for knitting (all the time) is too strong. My reading has even taken a back seat - and that is saying something!

My sister always crocheted.  I mean, for a long time.  But once she found out I was knitting, she wanted to do it too.  And she knits all the time now.  She still crochets things once in awhile, but she is mainly a knitter...  I've actually taught her how to do knitting stitches over the phone!  She is in Ohio. I'm here in Virginia. She catches on really quickly and is able to understand my directions while we are yakking.

About a year ago, she got a new phone and was able to get on Facebook. So we can send photos back and forth - and we also live video chat and can show each other the stuff we've made!

I'm so glad I discovered this "art form"...!

3 comments:

Paula Kaye said...

My mom did all of these wonderful needle crafts. Sadly, I never was interest so never learned. I love knitted items though. We have quite a few afghans that are either knitted or crocheted. I never know which!!

karen said...

I am so glad I knit! I used to cross stitch and now my daughter has recently picked that up as something to do....now if only she would love to knit! She knows how but doesn't like it (what???).

kathy b said...

I too am so grateful that I can knit. Sharing blogs is a blast with other wool women