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Knitting Update

Monday, 27 February 2006

So my Grandma was right. [Wasn’t she a pretty little girl? I almost said “cute,” Grandma, but I know how you feel about that description!] Knitting does get easier with a lot of practice. I’ve torn out all of my stiches (3 times!) and finally seem to be getting the movement down smoothly. Even PC remarked how straight and even my stiches seem to be!

Everyone has advice. “You should use bigger needles in the beginning,” one woman suggested. “Working on a project is a better motivation that just practicing stitches,” commented another. “Think loose!” advised yet a third.

I just keep stitching away, nodding, and taking the advice that makes sense and thanking everyone who offers their expertise. And I keep reading. It turns out that there is another way to hold the yarn that works a bit easier than the way I had been doing it. Experimentation and keeping an open mind are going to be valuable tools for me — great life lesson too.

“When I be five, I knit too!” exclaimed Poppyseed. God-willing, my Grandma will share her skills with yet another generation.

Amen!

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