Oh how I love to knit. Usually I have to contemplate what I am going to write, how I am going to make my self heard, but not with knitting. I have been knitting for two years, actually I take that back I did knit one mitten for the fair when I was ten but I hated it and got last place. I never finished the other mitten. I had a client that is a master knitter, I needed something to relax so she taught me to knit. I started with a scarf, that was fun and I made two and got bored, but definitely found that knitting was for me. I love the colors of all the yarn, the texture of the wool. I have found a connection with the women in knitting stores. Drink your Starbucks, and stich and bitch.
Val knits all kinds of things but she always has a pair of socks going. Her rule is have a pair of basic socks you can knit anywhere you go, save the complicated ones for home when you can concentrate. Socks were my dream I have always wanted to knit socks. I love homemade socks with the intricate patterns, and designs. I NEVER thought I could knit socks, but Val said she thought I might have a little talent. My first pair of socks took months to make, I would knit and then call Val to “critique” my work. I have decided to be a true knitter, you first have to be able to recognize your mistakes then correct them. Socks are my passion, I bought a sock book and started with the easiest pattern, I have worked my way through all of the patterns ending with the most difficult.
Knitting has saved my life or sanity however you want to phrase it. I knit to relax, create or meditate. I now carry yarn and a pair of socks where ever I go. I have made other things, hats blankets what not, but socks are my true love. I am going to incorporate my passion into my store, I am going to sell my work in Henrietta’s Hippo, hopefully someone else beside my girlfriends and my children will love them as much as I do.
From our home to yours,