It shouldn’t be a secret at this point that I LOVE to knit. I first learned how about two years ago, and while I played around with it off and on during the first year, it’s something I’ve grown to love during the second year. I almost always carry some kind of knitting project with me where ever I go, and yes… I know this makes me seem like an old lady… In case you’re wondering I also constantly have a hanky in my pocket and I’ve been known to stash hard candy in every area of my purse.
Moving on… For the last few years I’ve enjoyed learning new stitches, trying new patterns, and making gifts for myself and others
The baby blanket I made for my little sister the Christmas before her son was born.
One of the first scarves I knit for myself.
The sweater dress I knit for my older sister (her little girl still hasn’t been born yet).
All this to say, knitting is awesome and I’m so glad I decided to take the plunge and try it out, no matter how many old lady jokes I have to put up with. I think it’s safe to say that it’s something I’ll be doing, and fully enjoying, for a LONG time.
Because I love it so much, I thought those of you who haven’t already caught the knitting bug might be interesting in giving it a try. So, I wanted to let you know that I’ve started doing a series of “Knitting Fundamental” tutorials over at Crafttuts+. They’re video tutorials in which I walk you through the very first steps in knitting like casting-on and doing the knit stitch. I promise, they’re super simple, and if you check them out, you’ll be knitting in no time. The first two tutorials of the series have already been published (Casting-on and The Knit Stitch), and there will more soon.
I went to school to become a teacher, so helping people learn is one of my biggest passions. If I can help people learn about something I absolutely LOVE, like knitting, that’s just the icing on the cake!
Are you a knitter? Do you have a slight (or not so slight) knitting obsession? What knitting projects are you loving lately? Do you want to learn how to knit? Tell me all about it in the comment section below!
-The Knitting Kelley