Thursday, February 23, 2017
In my teens and twenties, I was seldom far from a skein of yarn. I learned to crochet at age 11. Later on a wonderful woman in my life taught me how to knit. I worked with regular worsted yarns and even crocheted doilies with that very fine mercerized crochet cotton. I made afghans, sweaters, toys, toboggans, wall hangings, and pillows. Most of my gifts were handmade. I even knitted a Christening dress.
In my 30's I had some issues with my right hand and elbow. I had taken up quilting and discovered I could not hand quilt anymore. I tried crocheting and it was very painful so I thought my yarn days were over. A couple of years ago I gave knitting a try again because the movements are different. It worked but I still didn't take on any real projects. Last fall I bought a skein of pretty yarn just to see if I could knit and if I still liked it. I really thought my stitches weren't that even but was surprised to find a more even stitch than I expected, not as good as my crocheting, but not bad. I soon completed a vest and just couldn't stop.
This layout is about the projects I completed over about 3 months. I've just embarked on a tunic length sweater in a finer yarn.
For the layout, I used one of last year's sketches and also knitted some embellishment for the page from the same yarns as the projects. Here's the video
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