Welcome to the Easy Knitting Blog
Why Easy Knitting?
When I was a little girl I can remember getting a spool knitting kit and being thrilled that I could learn to make an afghan like my mom was making. Needless to say I was a bit surprised when the result turned out to be a small woolen tube. Being an optimist, I decided I could make it into a barbie scarf so I kept going. However, then my big brother looked at it and told me that was stupid because it was a tube. So I retorted that it would be a sock instead. And then I started to cry because I didn’t know how to make the toe part. Well I have now had two babies and my mom has made some of the most incredible gifts for them and I have this yearning desire to be able to do the same thing. My mom has sat down with me many times and tried to teach me the art of knitting, but I get too frustrated because she is so GOOD! So I am determined to teach myself this skill and wanted to share what I learn with others.
What Does My Husband Think of Easy Knitting?
When I told my husband that I wanted to learn to knit at first he laughed at me, and then he told me it was cute. I could be a little quintessential house wife who has perfect children and knits all day long. Well he decided to be funny and buy me this book called “Stitch ‘N Bitch”. I opened it up and read the back cover which says in huge letters “KNIT HAPPENS”. I rolled my eyes and told him to quit making fun of me. A few days later I actually cracked open the book and I LOVE it. It has all the information I need to get started, as well as a bunch of cute cute patterns that actually look manageable. As I work through some of the fun projects in this book I will share them on this blog. I told my husband he was my inspiration for the blog and then HE rolled his eyes at ME.
Where is Easy Knitting Heading?
I have so many ideas for this blog and I’m really excited to get it going. Some of the things I have planned are to give step by step instructions with pictures, instructional videos, easy patterns, photos of finished products, knitting news, tips, links to great resources I find on the web, and much much more. I especially want to highlight some of the special items my mom has made. I really am amazed by and proud of her. Hopefully you will find this little adventure to be fun and information. Feel free to chip in with advice, tips, commiseration, or just to say hi. I would love for this experiment to become a group effort so that I can learn from others as we go along.
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