Sunday, September 21
Who taught you to knit?
I remember pretty clearly learning to knit with my mom. We would spend weekends down-the-shore in Long Beach Island, New Jersey during Sept/Oct weekends. All my memories of these weekends involved board games and some sort of craft. My mom worked full time and her idea of craft meant a really fun kit of some kind (think Pot-Holder Loops). My mom did not knit but something must have inspired her to get some red white and blue yarn (duh, it was 1976) and make me the most god awful sweater you can imagine. I must have liked it too because I wore it to my school picture day to have it immortalized.
During this patriotic sweater making time, my mom taught me to knit. I didn't really take to it but always wished I had. It was only in my mid twenties that I picked up the needles again and like riding a bicycle, it all came back to me, however slowly.
Do you remember learning to knit? Maybe you were taught at school, or by a member of your family? Perhaps you learned to knit later in life? Did you find it easy or a struggle? Tell me your stories about how you learned to knit.