Yesterday I talked about my love of spinning. I started spinning because of my love of knitting. Knitting has taken me places I never expected.
I started knitting in 2005. Previously, I had been working on Counted Cross Stitch. I had done several large pieces. My last finished piece was finished about October of 2005 for my Grandmother. Sadly, she pasted away in August that year. By then, I didn't have the mood to work on cross stitch anymore. Mom would go to a local knit shop, and I would join her for something to do. I would sometimes help wind yarn, or untangle yarn.
I watched the women knit, and started to feel I could do this too. I started a basic hat, then started watching online videos. I worked on several different projects, including socks. Mom didn't get to teach me new things for very long, as she passed away November 2006. The yarn shop closed a year later.
I started looking for other knitting outlets, and joined the group, Las Vegas Knitters. This group met a couple of times a month at bookstore cafes and one coffee shop. The group still exists, but sometimes meets every few months, depending on people's schedules.
I also found what would become my local yarn shop for many years. I found another shop across town, where they talked about spinning too. I started going to Wooly Wonders on a regular basis. I learned new knitting techniques, and learned how to spin. The shop closed a few years ago.
I'll talk more later, but I also found the Men's Knitting Retreats, and the Las Vegas Fiber Arts Guild.
I'm not including pictures because I have many of my projects posted in previous blog posts. I am thankful that I learned to knit, and enjoy learning many new things as I go.